Therapists in Cape Town

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Zelma Opland
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hi. I have been in practice for 33 years and continue to be passionate about what I do. I work with high functioning adults using a form of Psychotherapy which I have developed called Therapeutic Coaching. I am interactive in my approach whilst having been trained as a Depth Psychologist. What this means is that I am trained to identify my clients' underlying issues, childhood traumas, depression, anxiety etc. but work in a very interactive way in dealing with these. I work with individuals as well as with couples and have a reputation for working successfully with challenging couples who are in crisis.
Hi. I have been in practice for 33 years and continue to be passionate about what I do. I work with high functioning adults using a form of Psychotherapy which I have developed called Therapeutic Coaching. I am interactive in my approach whilst having been trained as a Depth Psychologist. What this means is that I am trained to identify my clients' underlying issues, childhood traumas, depression, anxiety etc. but work in a very interactive way in dealing with these. I work with individuals as well as with couples and have a reputation for working successfully with challenging couples who are in crisis.
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Debby Kempthorne
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Parow 7500
One of the hardest things as a parent is seeing your child in distress. Let us work together so that your child can reach their full potential. Whatever the issue may be, I offer a range of therapeutic interventions and support to assist parents, children and young adults.
One of the hardest things as a parent is seeing your child in distress. Let us work together so that your child can reach their full potential. Whatever the issue may be, I offer a range of therapeutic interventions and support to assist parents, children and young adults.
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Gali Slotow
General Counsellor, ASCHP Specialist Wellness Counsellor
Verified Verified
Table View 7441  (Online Only)
Have you been finding yourself struggling lately? Do you feel heavy hearted with feelings of hopelessness? Are you emotionally exhausted? It's okay to ask for help. You are safe here, and you are not alone. As Carl Rogers once said "The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination." Reaching out is the first step into the direction of the good life that you seek. Whether you and your partner are experiencing some rough patches, if you as an individual are finding your anxiety levels have risen, or if you have unresolved trauma that you can feel creeping in and taking it's toll, I can help.
Have you been finding yourself struggling lately? Do you feel heavy hearted with feelings of hopelessness? Are you emotionally exhausted? It's okay to ask for help. You are safe here, and you are not alone. As Carl Rogers once said "The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination." Reaching out is the first step into the direction of the good life that you seek. Whether you and your partner are experiencing some rough patches, if you as an individual are finding your anxiety levels have risen, or if you have unresolved trauma that you can feel creeping in and taking it's toll, I can help.
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Romy van Leeve
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Gardens 8001
I provide individual short and long-term psychotherapy for late adolescents and adults. I have a keen interest and passion for working with this particular demographic, helping them navigate their way through life by tending to their mental health and overall psycho-social well-being.
I provide individual short and long-term psychotherapy for late adolescents and adults. I have a keen interest and passion for working with this particular demographic, helping them navigate their way through life by tending to their mental health and overall psycho-social well-being.
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Tendai Chisirimunhu Kathemba
General Counsellor, MA, ASCHP Specialist Wellness Counsellor
Verified Verified
Focused on fostering psychological well-being and collective consciousness within the context of Afrikan indigenous knowledge systems.  We believe that all human beings should and can fulfill their potential and live with dignity, equality and health. As an Oxford global health equity Atlantic fellow under AFHESA (Atlantic Fellowship Health Equity South Africa), my work is rooted in equitable Brain health with focus on holistic mental health at primary health care level.
Focused on fostering psychological well-being and collective consciousness within the context of Afrikan indigenous knowledge systems.  We believe that all human beings should and can fulfill their potential and live with dignity, equality and health. As an Oxford global health equity Atlantic fellow under AFHESA (Atlantic Fellowship Health Equity South Africa), my work is rooted in equitable Brain health with focus on holistic mental health at primary health care level.
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Aimee Fouche, Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dear reader, hello! My name is Aimee and I am a clinical psychologist practicing in Rondebosch. I work with children (age 6 +), adolescents and adults. I have a special interest in family therapy, trauma, bereavement, anxiety, depression, and adjustment related problems. In terms of my work with children and adolescents, I work alongside parents and caregivers as I believe the child's presenting problem often originates within the family system. It is therefore crucial that the family is prepared to enter into therapy along with the child/adolescent.
Dear reader, hello! My name is Aimee and I am a clinical psychologist practicing in Rondebosch. I work with children (age 6 +), adolescents and adults. I have a special interest in family therapy, trauma, bereavement, anxiety, depression, and adjustment related problems. In terms of my work with children and adolescents, I work alongside parents and caregivers as I believe the child's presenting problem often originates within the family system. It is therefore crucial that the family is prepared to enter into therapy along with the child/adolescent.
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Shabaana Osman
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
It is a natural thing to strive towards becoming the best version of ourselves. But life happens, which often leads to emotional distress. Allow me to take you on a transformational journey where you are able to resolve issues causing distress and work towards a better you.
It is a natural thing to strive towards becoming the best version of ourselves. But life happens, which often leads to emotional distress. Allow me to take you on a transformational journey where you are able to resolve issues causing distress and work towards a better you.
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Morag Wilma Scordilis
Social Worker, MSocSci
Verified Verified
Life can leave us feeling stressed, stuck and overwhelmed! Anxiety, stress, trauma and depression can result in feeling unable to cope with life. Working with you I provide therapy aimed at promoting positive changes, growth and development. Together we explore your challenges and find a way to move forward and enhance your wellbeing. To achieve this I sue Brain Working Recursive Therapy which is fast and extremely effective with a a variety of difficulties from anxiety, panic attacks and trauma to relationship and self esteem issues. In today's interconnected world, I provide both face to face and on-line counseling.
Life can leave us feeling stressed, stuck and overwhelmed! Anxiety, stress, trauma and depression can result in feeling unable to cope with life. Working with you I provide therapy aimed at promoting positive changes, growth and development. Together we explore your challenges and find a way to move forward and enhance your wellbeing. To achieve this I sue Brain Working Recursive Therapy which is fast and extremely effective with a a variety of difficulties from anxiety, panic attacks and trauma to relationship and self esteem issues. In today's interconnected world, I provide both face to face and on-line counseling.
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Shani Senekal
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Throughout my training and work experience, I've come to develop admiration for the resilience, wisdom & strength clients carry within themselves. I've learned that we all carry our own life stories and experiences. Some of these experiences may have contributed to unconscious emotional wounds and unhelpful beliefs which can contribute to disconnection, pain and pain and unhelpful ways of coping. By developing awareness of our stories and wounds we can start a process of healing which can equip us to take better care of ourselves and live full and healthy lives.
Throughout my training and work experience, I've come to develop admiration for the resilience, wisdom & strength clients carry within themselves. I've learned that we all carry our own life stories and experiences. Some of these experiences may have contributed to unconscious emotional wounds and unhelpful beliefs which can contribute to disconnection, pain and pain and unhelpful ways of coping. By developing awareness of our stories and wounds we can start a process of healing which can equip us to take better care of ourselves and live full and healthy lives.
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Leanie Brits
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Parklands 7441  (Online Only)
In dealing with life's challenges and pressures people may often find themselves feeling demotivated, discouraged and stuck. The demands of different life roles and multiple responsibilities may often lead to high stress levels and even a sense of burnout. Through counselling and therapy life challenges can be explored, and through a problem solving and impactful approach it could bring about solutions to foster new resilience, wellbeing and meaning.
In dealing with life's challenges and pressures people may often find themselves feeling demotivated, discouraged and stuck. The demands of different life roles and multiple responsibilities may often lead to high stress levels and even a sense of burnout. Through counselling and therapy life challenges can be explored, and through a problem solving and impactful approach it could bring about solutions to foster new resilience, wellbeing and meaning.
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Photo of Elise Beeby, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Elise Beeby
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stuck, cry of helplessness, overwhelmed by emotions(a dark place), no hope?
Stuck, cry of helplessness, overwhelmed by emotions(a dark place), no hope?
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Cleopatra Sipika Psych Clinic
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Mandalay 7785  (Online Only)
“When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or “when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity, then understanding is called for. The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance… provides illumination and healing. In such situations deep understanding is, I believe, the most precious gift one can give to another” - Carl R. Rogers.
“When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or “when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity, then understanding is called for. The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance… provides illumination and healing. In such situations deep understanding is, I believe, the most precious gift one can give to another” - Carl R. Rogers.
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Maryam Khan Waglay
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Ind. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hi, My name is Maryam Khan Waglay, Psychologist, specializing in various forms of Counselling with individuals and groups. My client issues stem from personal and work related problems. My interest is Employee wellness, Organizational challenges, Career Coaching and Trauma therapy using specialist knowledge in Counselling and coaching, rooted in psychological principles; organizational development, HR consulting, career development & assessments. I offer counselling for anxiety, depression, stress, self esteem and confidence building utilizing various assessments and psychometric evaluations.
Hi, My name is Maryam Khan Waglay, Psychologist, specializing in various forms of Counselling with individuals and groups. My client issues stem from personal and work related problems. My interest is Employee wellness, Organizational challenges, Career Coaching and Trauma therapy using specialist knowledge in Counselling and coaching, rooted in psychological principles; organizational development, HR consulting, career development & assessments. I offer counselling for anxiety, depression, stress, self esteem and confidence building utilizing various assessments and psychometric evaluations.
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Photo of Kayla Calvert, HPCSA - Counsellor, Registered Counsellor
Kayla Calvert
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
Parow 7500
We all face adversity and often experience traumatic events which are at times challenging to overcome. When we are faced with such challenges, we often want to deal with these emotions and stressors alone. Ultimately, this can heighten our emotions and sometimes makes things worse for us. I believe that everyone deserves a listening ear and to simply have a safe space to blow off steam and unpack the day. Counselling offers you a space to fully be yourself and discuss everything happening in your life.
We all face adversity and often experience traumatic events which are at times challenging to overcome. When we are faced with such challenges, we often want to deal with these emotions and stressors alone. Ultimately, this can heighten our emotions and sometimes makes things worse for us. I believe that everyone deserves a listening ear and to simply have a safe space to blow off steam and unpack the day. Counselling offers you a space to fully be yourself and discuss everything happening in your life.
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Thato Letsatsi
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
N1 City 7460
My practice focuses on adult individual therapy. I believe that human beings have an inherent need to connect with others. When these connections and ways in which we relate to others are challenged or compromised it can often lead to psychological pain. Psychological and emotional difficulties in turn may translate into mental health issues. Hence, the core of my therapeutic approach is to develop a therapeutic relationship with my clients where corrective experiences or new ways of relating can occur.
My practice focuses on adult individual therapy. I believe that human beings have an inherent need to connect with others. When these connections and ways in which we relate to others are challenged or compromised it can often lead to psychological pain. Psychological and emotional difficulties in turn may translate into mental health issues. Hence, the core of my therapeutic approach is to develop a therapeutic relationship with my clients where corrective experiences or new ways of relating can occur.
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Leigh-Anne Alexander
MA
Verified Verified
Leigh-Anne Alexander is a qualified Art Therapist based in the Helderberg area. Leigh-Anne's approach is empathetic and fosters a non-judgmental atmosphere for self-expression and exploration. She works with diverse groups in individual and group settings, including children and adults in community settings, individuals in private practice, adolescents in psychiatric hospitals, and clients in addiction recovery centers. Leigh-Anne's approach to art therapy is psychodynamic, focusing on the exploration of unconscious processes, childhood experiences, and relational dynamics to promote healing and self-awareness.
Leigh-Anne Alexander is a qualified Art Therapist based in the Helderberg area. Leigh-Anne's approach is empathetic and fosters a non-judgmental atmosphere for self-expression and exploration. She works with diverse groups in individual and group settings, including children and adults in community settings, individuals in private practice, adolescents in psychiatric hospitals, and clients in addiction recovery centers. Leigh-Anne's approach to art therapy is psychodynamic, focusing on the exploration of unconscious processes, childhood experiences, and relational dynamics to promote healing and self-awareness.
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Judy Grant
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Claremont 7708  (Online Only)
I have been in practice for over 20 years, seeing adults, teens and couples for psychotherapy. My approach is psychoanalytic psychotherapy which is informed by attachment and infant research into how the mind develops and best heals within the context of a therapeutic relationship.
I have been in practice for over 20 years, seeing adults, teens and couples for psychotherapy. My approach is psychoanalytic psychotherapy which is informed by attachment and infant research into how the mind develops and best heals within the context of a therapeutic relationship.
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Christine Copley
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
You do not have to wait until you are in crisis before you reach out to a counsellor. One thing in life that is certain is change and facing challenges. Just navigating normal life transitions can be stressful and overwhelming. We are made to be in relationship with one another and when you are going through a difficulty there can be such power and healing in being able to express to someone in confidence what you are experiencing on a physical, emotional, mental and social level. We all need that space where we feel safe, we are able to share in confidence and there is no judgment.
You do not have to wait until you are in crisis before you reach out to a counsellor. One thing in life that is certain is change and facing challenges. Just navigating normal life transitions can be stressful and overwhelming. We are made to be in relationship with one another and when you are going through a difficulty there can be such power and healing in being able to express to someone in confidence what you are experiencing on a physical, emotional, mental and social level. We all need that space where we feel safe, we are able to share in confidence and there is no judgment.
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Jessica Avidon
General Counsellor
Verified Verified
Big Bay 7441
My services are a good fit for clients who want support and guidance to improve their quality of life and who are interested in a body-mind approach. This might mean working through one or more of the following areas: interpersonal social relationships, personal development, healthy boundaries, emotional regulation and coping skills, parental relationships, stress management, trauma, lifestyle management in prevention of chronic diseases, domestic violence, work related issues, management of anxiety and depression, substance abuse, improvement of employment prospects, and general life challenges.
My services are a good fit for clients who want support and guidance to improve their quality of life and who are interested in a body-mind approach. This might mean working through one or more of the following areas: interpersonal social relationships, personal development, healthy boundaries, emotional regulation and coping skills, parental relationships, stress management, trauma, lifestyle management in prevention of chronic diseases, domestic violence, work related issues, management of anxiety and depression, substance abuse, improvement of employment prospects, and general life challenges.
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Stefany Seymore
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
Hi there. I'm Stefany. I have a passion for the wellbeing of children, adolescents and young adults. It is my goal during counselling to equip my clients with the needed skills they would need to face the world. I provide psychometric testing for subject and career choice, school readiness assessments and learner support. I believe in treating a person holistically and that there is no such thing as "fixing" someone, but simply joining them on their journey of self discovery. My goal in therapy is for my clients to know that their voices are heard by someone.
Hi there. I'm Stefany. I have a passion for the wellbeing of children, adolescents and young adults. It is my goal during counselling to equip my clients with the needed skills they would need to face the world. I provide psychometric testing for subject and career choice, school readiness assessments and learner support. I believe in treating a person holistically and that there is no such thing as "fixing" someone, but simply joining them on their journey of self discovery. My goal in therapy is for my clients to know that their voices are heard by someone.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Cape Town

500+

Average cost per session

R691

Counsellors in Cape Town who prioritize treating:

72% Anxiety
65% Self Esteem
64% Stress
63% Relationship Issues
58% Coping Skills
56% Depression
55% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Discovery Health
88% Bonitas
80% Momentum

How Counsellors in Cape Town see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Cape Town?

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.