Therapists in Bishopscourt

Photo of Courtenay Pottow, Registered Counsellor in Bishopscourt, Western Cape
Courtenay Pottow
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
Bishopscourt 7708  (Online Only)
I am an organised & empathic Registered Counsellor (HPCSA) with a positively infectious personality. I have experience in multiple areas of practice within the mental health sphere, & I have a keen interest in one-on-one counselling for people of all ages. I fiercely advocate for my clients & I believe that all deserve access to quality mental healthcare.
I am an organised & empathic Registered Counsellor (HPCSA) with a positively infectious personality. I have experience in multiple areas of practice within the mental health sphere, & I have a keen interest in one-on-one counselling for people of all ages. I fiercely advocate for my clients & I believe that all deserve access to quality mental healthcare.
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Sara Moosa
General Counsellor
Verified
Bishopscourt 7708
The therapy room seems to be one of the only remaining places where two people can sit together uninterrupted for 50 minutes. My practice offers an unconditional, non-judgemental containing space to women seeking the clarity to live with increased insight, personal power, and purpose. By supporting your personal growth and healing, I’ll help you steadily move towards a state of centeredness and equilibrium. I combine practical, solution-focused techniques with insight-oriented psychodynamic theory and a dash of eastern wisdom to help you find healthier perceptions of yourself.
The therapy room seems to be one of the only remaining places where two people can sit together uninterrupted for 50 minutes. My practice offers an unconditional, non-judgemental containing space to women seeking the clarity to live with increased insight, personal power, and purpose. By supporting your personal growth and healing, I’ll help you steadily move towards a state of centeredness and equilibrium. I combine practical, solution-focused techniques with insight-oriented psychodynamic theory and a dash of eastern wisdom to help you find healthier perceptions of yourself.
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Photo of Gemma Pemberton in Bishopscourt, Western Cape
Gemma Pemberton
BSocSci Hons
Bishopscourt 7708  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I’m Gemma, I have an unwavering passion for holistic well-being and helping individuals through the challenging times they find themselves in. I’m a modern-day therapist seeking to assist with age-old problems.
I’m Gemma, I have an unwavering passion for holistic well-being and helping individuals through the challenging times they find themselves in. I’m a modern-day therapist seeking to assist with age-old problems.
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Angela Marian Morton
General Counsellor
Bishopscourt 7708  (Online Only)
I work with a large variety of clients from 16 years to retired persons, couple sessions as well as one-on-one sessions. Most of my clients are dealing with some of the following: trauma, anxiety, stress, depression, relationship problems, lack of direction, eating disorders, performance problems, emotional turmoil, low self-esteem or are just generally demotivated and tired! Some just need to talk through their grief or anger. They all come with the need to heal, manage the world and find the joy in their lives again.
I work with a large variety of clients from 16 years to retired persons, couple sessions as well as one-on-one sessions. Most of my clients are dealing with some of the following: trauma, anxiety, stress, depression, relationship problems, lack of direction, eating disorders, performance problems, emotional turmoil, low self-esteem or are just generally demotivated and tired! Some just need to talk through their grief or anger. They all come with the need to heal, manage the world and find the joy in their lives again.
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Photo of Dayne Williams, Psychologist in Bishopscourt, Western Cape
Dayne Williams
Psychologist, HPCSA - Ed. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bishopscourt 7708
Waitlist for new clients
When we aren't feeling like the best version of ourselves, it's tough to engage in our lives in the way we would like to; our daily stress adds up and pulls us away from the things that are important to us. Whether little things in your life are piling up and becoming overwhelming or you are in the midst of a major life transition, accessing support is an important first step to living a value-driven life. Having a dedicated time in which to process our thoughts with an unbiased listener can build the insight we need to thrive.
When we aren't feeling like the best version of ourselves, it's tough to engage in our lives in the way we would like to; our daily stress adds up and pulls us away from the things that are important to us. Whether little things in your life are piling up and becoming overwhelming or you are in the midst of a major life transition, accessing support is an important first step to living a value-driven life. Having a dedicated time in which to process our thoughts with an unbiased listener can build the insight we need to thrive.
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Photo of Marina Colmant, General Counsellor in Bishopscourt, Western Cape
Marina Colmant
General Counsellor, BSocSci Hons, ASCHP Specialist Wellness Counsellor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bishopscourt 7708
I work both online and from my practice in the Winelands. The reasons for making contact with a counsellor are personal to each individual. Understanding this, I practice with a person-centered approach. Because reaching out can feel like a big decision I guide my clients step by step through the counselling process. This way, I can assist you to offload stress, resolve your challenges and regain feelings of control in your life in a way that is safe and comfortable for you.
I work both online and from my practice in the Winelands. The reasons for making contact with a counsellor are personal to each individual. Understanding this, I practice with a person-centered approach. Because reaching out can feel like a big decision I guide my clients step by step through the counselling process. This way, I can assist you to offload stress, resolve your challenges and regain feelings of control in your life in a way that is safe and comfortable for you.
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Photo of Nicola Revington, Psychologist in Bishopscourt, Western Cape
Nicola Revington
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Bishopscourt 7708
We can all benefit from creating spaces of reflection and connection in our lives. Psychotherapy can be useful not only in helping people in severe psychological distress, but also in facilitating self-discovery, insight and growth, particularly during times of difficulty, change and transition. Greater curiosity about one’s self and increased self-awareness can help to bring recognition to, and shift, unhelpful patterns of behaviour. This insight can also increase the capacity to cope with challenging situations; contribute to building more meaningful relationships; & create space for a rich, meaningful and balanced life.
We can all benefit from creating spaces of reflection and connection in our lives. Psychotherapy can be useful not only in helping people in severe psychological distress, but also in facilitating self-discovery, insight and growth, particularly during times of difficulty, change and transition. Greater curiosity about one’s self and increased self-awareness can help to bring recognition to, and shift, unhelpful patterns of behaviour. This insight can also increase the capacity to cope with challenging situations; contribute to building more meaningful relationships; & create space for a rich, meaningful and balanced life.
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Cebokazi Ngcakani-Mtati
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Bishopscourt 7708
I am a Clinical Psychologist based in Claremont Cape Town specializing in psychotherapy and assessments (school readiness, IQ testing). I provide evidence-based treatments to children, teens and adults. My focus areas include anxiety, depression, trauma, stress management, personal development and behavioural modification.
I am a Clinical Psychologist based in Claremont Cape Town specializing in psychotherapy and assessments (school readiness, IQ testing). I provide evidence-based treatments to children, teens and adults. My focus areas include anxiety, depression, trauma, stress management, personal development and behavioural modification.
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Photo of Cathy Karassellos, Psychologist in Bishopscourt, Western Cape
Cathy Karassellos
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Bishopscourt 7708
Professional counsellors seeking supervision in the focus areas of Addiction and general adult psychotherapy, to address the areas of Therapeutic alliance i.e. transference & counter-transference; Case management; Ethics in Clinical Practice; Support and Burnout prevention. To build self-awareness and confidence. 30 yrs experience including managing addiction programs and teaching for UCT Dept of Psychiatry Postgraduate Diploma in Addictions. Adult Psychotherapy also offered in addictions, depression and other trauma.
Professional counsellors seeking supervision in the focus areas of Addiction and general adult psychotherapy, to address the areas of Therapeutic alliance i.e. transference & counter-transference; Case management; Ethics in Clinical Practice; Support and Burnout prevention. To build self-awareness and confidence. 30 yrs experience including managing addiction programs and teaching for UCT Dept of Psychiatry Postgraduate Diploma in Addictions. Adult Psychotherapy also offered in addictions, depression and other trauma.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Kim Annette Charles, General Counsellor in Bishopscourt, Western Cape
Kim Annette Charles
General Counsellor
Claremont 7708
ARE YOU FEELING OVER WHELMED BY LIFE CHALLENGES? ARE CONFLICTS WITHIN IN YOUR FAMILY UNIT CAUSING YOU TO FEEL DSYREGULATED AND POWERLESS? I work in a collaborative manner with my clients to build their mental immunity by developing skills and coping mechanisms to assist them to navigate a more effective path through life obstacles. I offer affordable and accessible rates, which fill the gap in the mental health space. I have been married for 28 years and have 3 young adult daughters, and have therefore had both the personal, and counselling experience of maintaining healthy and functional family interactions.
ARE YOU FEELING OVER WHELMED BY LIFE CHALLENGES? ARE CONFLICTS WITHIN IN YOUR FAMILY UNIT CAUSING YOU TO FEEL DSYREGULATED AND POWERLESS? I work in a collaborative manner with my clients to build their mental immunity by developing skills and coping mechanisms to assist them to navigate a more effective path through life obstacles. I offer affordable and accessible rates, which fill the gap in the mental health space. I have been married for 28 years and have 3 young adult daughters, and have therefore had both the personal, and counselling experience of maintaining healthy and functional family interactions.
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Build to Strength
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellville 7530
I am an individual, like any other, who has experienced many challenges in my life. These experiences have built a desire in me to help and coach others through life’s trauma and stress. ​ I focus on inner healing, self-growth, identity and success. ​
I am an individual, like any other, who has experienced many challenges in my life. These experiences have built a desire in me to help and coach others through life’s trauma and stress. ​ I focus on inner healing, self-growth, identity and success. ​
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Photo of Carin-Lee Masters, Psychologist in Bishopscourt, Western Cape
Carin-Lee Masters
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Claremont 7708  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My work focusses on clients who are struggling with the effects of childhood abuse and trauma as well as the emotional effects related to narcissistic abuse, past or present. I provide a space for clients to feel safe and to allow them to loosen their defences they needed to protect themselves and to understand their inner world and change old repetitive and obstructive patterns of being and relating. My focus is in working with young and older adults. I also include expressive therapy approaches, where needed, as a means to access emotions and experiences that are difficult to verbalise.
My work focusses on clients who are struggling with the effects of childhood abuse and trauma as well as the emotional effects related to narcissistic abuse, past or present. I provide a space for clients to feel safe and to allow them to loosen their defences they needed to protect themselves and to understand their inner world and change old repetitive and obstructive patterns of being and relating. My focus is in working with young and older adults. I also include expressive therapy approaches, where needed, as a means to access emotions and experiences that are difficult to verbalise.
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Photo of Tana Silver, Registered Counsellor in Bishopscourt, Western Cape
Tana Silver
Registered Counsellor, MPsych, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
Green Point 8051
My philosophy is that all of us have the necessary abilities to overcome any challenges in life with the right support. I offer an integrative approach to counselling that draws on Gestalt, existential and cognitive theories. I view counselling as a creative process of discovering the masterpiece in each client. I work within an interpersonal framework that places the relationship between the client and the therapist at the heart of the process.
My philosophy is that all of us have the necessary abilities to overcome any challenges in life with the right support. I offer an integrative approach to counselling that draws on Gestalt, existential and cognitive theories. I view counselling as a creative process of discovering the masterpiece in each client. I work within an interpersonal framework that places the relationship between the client and the therapist at the heart of the process.
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Photo of Philip Jean du Toit, Registered Counsellor in Bishopscourt, Western Cape
Philip Jean du Toit
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
N1 City 7460
My ideal client is usually someone needing professional help for the first time and is hesitant to take that first step. Their needs, issues and goals are usually themselves, their partner, their kids or life in general.
My ideal client is usually someone needing professional help for the first time and is hesitant to take that first step. Their needs, issues and goals are usually themselves, their partner, their kids or life in general.
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Fidaah Edries
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Kenilworth 7708
I deal with clients being affected by depression, anxiety, bereavement, low self esteem, abuse, anger management, etc.
I deal with clients being affected by depression, anxiety, bereavement, low self esteem, abuse, anger management, etc.
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Photo of Renier Swart, Registered Counsellor in Bishopscourt, Western Cape
Renier Swart
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bellville 7530
On the surface, it seems like things are okay. Objectively you have the things that society says is suppose to make you happy - yet you are not happy. You are overwhelmed with anxiety and dissatisfaction. No matter what you do, or force yourself to do, you just don't find it in anything. The last time you felt true joy was as a child on the playground. It seems as if though everyone around you is doing extremely well, so what is wrong with you for not feeling the same. This feeling is more common than you think. You are not as alone as you might think.
On the surface, it seems like things are okay. Objectively you have the things that society says is suppose to make you happy - yet you are not happy. You are overwhelmed with anxiety and dissatisfaction. No matter what you do, or force yourself to do, you just don't find it in anything. The last time you felt true joy was as a child on the playground. It seems as if though everyone around you is doing extremely well, so what is wrong with you for not feeling the same. This feeling is more common than you think. You are not as alone as you might think.
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Photo of Alexander Pennington, General Counsellor in Bishopscourt, Western Cape
Alexander Pennington
General Counsellor, MSc
Claremont 7708
I've studied the science, philosophy, and history of therapy at the University of Cape Town and University College London for seven years, and I have practiced as a counsellor in Cape Town for four years. I believe the mainspring of therapy is love. Everyone who has given or received therapy has gone through a kind of love disorder, and each has a story to tell: a love lost or denied, twisted or betrayed, perverted and shackled to violence.
I've studied the science, philosophy, and history of therapy at the University of Cape Town and University College London for seven years, and I have practiced as a counsellor in Cape Town for four years. I believe the mainspring of therapy is love. Everyone who has given or received therapy has gone through a kind of love disorder, and each has a story to tell: a love lost or denied, twisted or betrayed, perverted and shackled to violence.
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Photo of Wilma Beukes (Cloete), Psychologist in Bishopscourt, Western Cape
Wilma Beukes (Cloete)
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Parow East 7501
Waitlist for new clients
The wound is the place where the light enters you. - Rumi. Through dealing with my own wounds, I have realized that psychology gives me perspective. I do not take for granted, the priviledge of being part of a very personal process with my clients. I hope to create conditions in which my clients can empower themselves. During 2021 I had my radio, online, and TV debut. Mental health awareness and health promotion is very important to me. Psychology is not only what I do, it forms a profound part of who I am. Online article by Wilma Beukes: https://afrikaans.com/2021/09/24/geestesgesondheid-kom-ons-praat-daaroor/
The wound is the place where the light enters you. - Rumi. Through dealing with my own wounds, I have realized that psychology gives me perspective. I do not take for granted, the priviledge of being part of a very personal process with my clients. I hope to create conditions in which my clients can empower themselves. During 2021 I had my radio, online, and TV debut. Mental health awareness and health promotion is very important to me. Psychology is not only what I do, it forms a profound part of who I am. Online article by Wilma Beukes: https://afrikaans.com/2021/09/24/geestesgesondheid-kom-ons-praat-daaroor/
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Photo of Margie Pankhurst, Art Therapist in Bishopscourt, Western Cape
Margie Pankhurst
Art Therapist, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Claremont 7708
Drama therapy is an embodied practice that is active and experiential. I have a person-centred approach: radical acceptance, unconditional positive regard with a non-directive stance. I strive to work with the healthy resilience of the individual or group, creating a sense of safety in the present so that personal challenges can be explored in a contained way. Whilst creativity is the foundation for curiosity and expression, the sessions are client led focusing on their preferred mode of expression. The work (with children and adults) is trauma informed and diversity sensitive. Restoring and encouraging agency is ever present
Drama therapy is an embodied practice that is active and experiential. I have a person-centred approach: radical acceptance, unconditional positive regard with a non-directive stance. I strive to work with the healthy resilience of the individual or group, creating a sense of safety in the present so that personal challenges can be explored in a contained way. Whilst creativity is the foundation for curiosity and expression, the sessions are client led focusing on their preferred mode of expression. The work (with children and adults) is trauma informed and diversity sensitive. Restoring and encouraging agency is ever present
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Photo of Reach2Root Trauma Counseling, General Counsellor in Bishopscourt, Western Cape
Reach2Root Trauma Counseling
General Counsellor, PhD
Kenilworth 7708
Dr Drea is an internationally acclaimed CBT and psychodynamic psychologist and mindset-coach. Her specialty is transcognitive trauma therapy in order to reach deeper into the root of the problem, including depression, anxiety, OCD, neuroses, addiction, blocks, eating disorders & obesity, anger management, relationships (https://reach2root.wix.com/therapy), grief and related compound traumas (PTSD). Her work is process-driven. Half rates for phone or WhatsApp call-in sessions, predominantly online consults (Zoom, Whatsapp or Skype) - call in for an after hours phone consult 0722150637
Dr Drea is an internationally acclaimed CBT and psychodynamic psychologist and mindset-coach. Her specialty is transcognitive trauma therapy in order to reach deeper into the root of the problem, including depression, anxiety, OCD, neuroses, addiction, blocks, eating disorders & obesity, anger management, relationships (https://reach2root.wix.com/therapy), grief and related compound traumas (PTSD). Her work is process-driven. Half rates for phone or WhatsApp call-in sessions, predominantly online consults (Zoom, Whatsapp or Skype) - call in for an after hours phone consult 0722150637
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bishopscourt

< 10

Counsellors in Bishopscourt who prioritize treating:

78% Depression
78% Anxiety
78% Coping Skills
67% Relationship Issues
67% Self Esteem
67% Stress
56% Bereavement

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Momentum
100% GEMS
100% Fedhealth

How Counsellors in Bishopscourt see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bishopscourt?

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.