Depression Therapists in Cape Town

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Gerda Kriel
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Gerda Kriel is a Clinical Psychologist with experience in both private and public sector. She has a special interest in working with infant and maternal mental health challenges, but also sees clients who struggle with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD or phase-of-life-challenges. She views therapy as a collaborative partnership in which both therapist and client join hands in developing the changes the client seeks. Her approach is informed by Narrative therapy, but she also works in more structured modalities such as Eye movement integration and Resource therapy for clients with trauma.
Gerda Kriel is a Clinical Psychologist with experience in both private and public sector. She has a special interest in working with infant and maternal mental health challenges, but also sees clients who struggle with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD or phase-of-life-challenges. She views therapy as a collaborative partnership in which both therapist and client join hands in developing the changes the client seeks. Her approach is informed by Narrative therapy, but she also works in more structured modalities such as Eye movement integration and Resource therapy for clients with trauma.
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Henning Gericke
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
I am an experienced therapist, having dealt with a variety of presenting problems in various contexts. This includes, trauma, stress, burnout, grief, relationship issues, challenges of adolescence, adjustment to a new life phase or stressor (such as a chronic or terminal illness) or feeling anxious or depressed. I have worked in educational, medical, community, on-site, online and private practice settings. My ideal client is anyone of 11 years or above who wants change. Any client requesting or attending therapy, I regard as a willing and positive client, capable of change.
I am an experienced therapist, having dealt with a variety of presenting problems in various contexts. This includes, trauma, stress, burnout, grief, relationship issues, challenges of adolescence, adjustment to a new life phase or stressor (such as a chronic or terminal illness) or feeling anxious or depressed. I have worked in educational, medical, community, on-site, online and private practice settings. My ideal client is anyone of 11 years or above who wants change. Any client requesting or attending therapy, I regard as a willing and positive client, capable of change.
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Tharwat Julius
Registered Counsellor, BSocSci Hons, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
Mental and emotional health can have interpersonal, and social impacts; I aim to provide evidenced-based mental, emotional and behavioral health interventions within the context of families, communities and larger systems, to children, adolescents and adults. During counselling we will develop a collaborative relationship where each client feels empowered to act as an expert in developing effective coping skills, manage anxiety, depression, navigate difficult life transitions, and enhance communication skills and relationships.
Mental and emotional health can have interpersonal, and social impacts; I aim to provide evidenced-based mental, emotional and behavioral health interventions within the context of families, communities and larger systems, to children, adolescents and adults. During counselling we will develop a collaborative relationship where each client feels empowered to act as an expert in developing effective coping skills, manage anxiety, depression, navigate difficult life transitions, and enhance communication skills and relationships.
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Dr. Ruth Ann Temmers
General Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
I am a registered Christian Counselor, with a Masters Degree in counseling and a doctorate degree in Theology. I have been counseling for over twenty years, various cases relating to, divorce, relationships, marital issues, depression, grief, suicide, trauma, stress and emotional pain. I adapt various counseling techniques including CBT, in order to clear your life's pathway ahead from confusion and pain and empower you to cope and to overcome your challenges. I believe that when our soul is hurting it affect's our whole life. We aquire soul wounds in life when we experience any trauma, but we can receive inner healing and freedom
I am a registered Christian Counselor, with a Masters Degree in counseling and a doctorate degree in Theology. I have been counseling for over twenty years, various cases relating to, divorce, relationships, marital issues, depression, grief, suicide, trauma, stress and emotional pain. I adapt various counseling techniques including CBT, in order to clear your life's pathway ahead from confusion and pain and empower you to cope and to overcome your challenges. I believe that when our soul is hurting it affect's our whole life. We aquire soul wounds in life when we experience any trauma, but we can receive inner healing and freedom
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Lauren Kaylin Pietersen
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
I am a registered counsellor, registered with the HPCSA. I have a striking passion for personal development, and I offer individual counselling to adolescents and adults. My services include but are not limited to counselling for depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, emotion management, personal development, trauma related issues and employee wellness. My warm and empathetic nature allows me to cultivate effective client-counsellor relationships which can both encourage and provide a safe space for client growth and development.
I am a registered counsellor, registered with the HPCSA. I have a striking passion for personal development, and I offer individual counselling to adolescents and adults. My services include but are not limited to counselling for depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, emotion management, personal development, trauma related issues and employee wellness. My warm and empathetic nature allows me to cultivate effective client-counsellor relationships which can both encourage and provide a safe space for client growth and development.
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Martha Tladi
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
N1 City 7460
I am an experienced Psychologist working from both a Western and African perspective. I work from a CBT, Psychodynamic & Narrative Model. These are used interchangeably depending on the treatment & specific client needs. I work with a wide range of presenting problems such as Anxiety Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, Social and Adjustment Disorders, Bereavement & Suicide, Managing emotions such as anger, relationship dynamics & a variety of psychosocial stressors. This includes working through effective communication skills and effectively managing difficult emotions.
I am an experienced Psychologist working from both a Western and African perspective. I work from a CBT, Psychodynamic & Narrative Model. These are used interchangeably depending on the treatment & specific client needs. I work with a wide range of presenting problems such as Anxiety Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, Social and Adjustment Disorders, Bereavement & Suicide, Managing emotions such as anger, relationship dynamics & a variety of psychosocial stressors. This includes working through effective communication skills and effectively managing difficult emotions.
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Nazanin Madadi-Coetzee. Meet Me On Skype
Registered Counsellor, MA, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
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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Evelyn Elizabeth Beneke
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
My main focus is individuals whether in crisis or transition. I specialise in treating anxious and depressed individuals. I provide a safe space in which to understand the reasons underlying anxiety and depression and identify maladaptive coping strategies. Then we work to replace the maladaptive coping strategies with healthy ones. I also enjoy couples therapy and interventions targeting parenting issues. In addition I offer supportive therapy to individuals who are struggling with substance use.
My main focus is individuals whether in crisis or transition. I specialise in treating anxious and depressed individuals. I provide a safe space in which to understand the reasons underlying anxiety and depression and identify maladaptive coping strategies. Then we work to replace the maladaptive coping strategies with healthy ones. I also enjoy couples therapy and interventions targeting parenting issues. In addition I offer supportive therapy to individuals who are struggling with substance use.
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Fidaah Edries
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Not Verified Not Verified
Ottery 7700
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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Gill Molteno
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Mowbray 7700
I have been practising as a psychologist for seventeen years in private practice and in educational settings. I am passionate about working with tweens (age 11 and older), teenagers and young adults (age 18-30). I assist tweens and teens with issues such as anxiety, low mood, perfectionism, and relationship and friendship difficulties. In my adult work my areas of interest are anxiety, depression, loss/grief, self-esteem, identity, relationship difficulties, stress, burnout and personal transitions. I find it is so helpful for people to talk through challenging issues in order to feel supported and to find a way through.
I have been practising as a psychologist for seventeen years in private practice and in educational settings. I am passionate about working with tweens (age 11 and older), teenagers and young adults (age 18-30). I assist tweens and teens with issues such as anxiety, low mood, perfectionism, and relationship and friendship difficulties. In my adult work my areas of interest are anxiety, depression, loss/grief, self-esteem, identity, relationship difficulties, stress, burnout and personal transitions. I find it is so helpful for people to talk through challenging issues in order to feel supported and to find a way through.
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Kim Abrahams
Social Worker, BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
Claremont 7708  (Online Only)
Hello! Thank you for visiting my profile. I understand how difficult it is to access therapy and I pride myself in providing a welcoming, safe and inclusive therapeutic experience. I believe in using evidence-based therapeutic interventions and the primary modalities which I incorporate include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Individual Trauma-Focused Treatment. I have a special interest in supporting adults who have experienced trauma, grief/loss, sexual abuse, anxiety and depression.
Hello! Thank you for visiting my profile. I understand how difficult it is to access therapy and I pride myself in providing a welcoming, safe and inclusive therapeutic experience. I believe in using evidence-based therapeutic interventions and the primary modalities which I incorporate include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Individual Trauma-Focused Treatment. I have a special interest in supporting adults who have experienced trauma, grief/loss, sexual abuse, anxiety and depression.
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Werner Gaigher
Verified Verified
Strand 7139
Chronic stress, depression and trauma wreaks havoc on our lives. There is this constant feeling of being alone, confused, overwhelmed, which leaves us feeling depleted each day. This causes all kinds of issues in our health, relationships and the perception of ourselves and the world around us. Constantly being stuck in these states causes us to have fewer options and makes the future seem quite bleak and hopeless. I can imagine what you are longing for is someone to really listen, support and gently guide you in a direction of growth, resilience and living life to it's fullest potential.
Chronic stress, depression and trauma wreaks havoc on our lives. There is this constant feeling of being alone, confused, overwhelmed, which leaves us feeling depleted each day. This causes all kinds of issues in our health, relationships and the perception of ourselves and the world around us. Constantly being stuck in these states causes us to have fewer options and makes the future seem quite bleak and hopeless. I can imagine what you are longing for is someone to really listen, support and gently guide you in a direction of growth, resilience and living life to it's fullest potential.
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Siphelele Msawenkosi Nguse
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
N1 City 7460
I am a Clinical Psychologist focusing on depression, anxiety, trauma, stress-related difficulties, suicidality, substance use and addiction, interpersonal and relational difficulties, and behavioural challenges. I also conduct forensic psychology assessments for court-related matters and employee wellness interventions. I conduct psychotherapy with individuals and groups from 11 years old, adults and the elderly. I work from a psychodynamic perspective to develop insight, optimize personal growth and healing. I am competent in different modalities; therefore, therapy is tailored according to your needs. This is your space!
I am a Clinical Psychologist focusing on depression, anxiety, trauma, stress-related difficulties, suicidality, substance use and addiction, interpersonal and relational difficulties, and behavioural challenges. I also conduct forensic psychology assessments for court-related matters and employee wellness interventions. I conduct psychotherapy with individuals and groups from 11 years old, adults and the elderly. I work from a psychodynamic perspective to develop insight, optimize personal growth and healing. I am competent in different modalities; therefore, therapy is tailored according to your needs. This is your space!
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Leila Bentley
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Gardens 8001
I offer psychotherapy to individuals over the age of 21 years who crave change, possess a curiosity towards their inner world, and who seek insight and emotional expression. I tend to work with those who may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, relationships, life stage transitions/adjustment, loss and identity. Through supported exploration and deeper understanding of their difficulties, clients find the capacity within themselves to improve the quality of their lives, build resilience, and foster more satisfying relationships with others.
I offer psychotherapy to individuals over the age of 21 years who crave change, possess a curiosity towards their inner world, and who seek insight and emotional expression. I tend to work with those who may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, relationships, life stage transitions/adjustment, loss and identity. Through supported exploration and deeper understanding of their difficulties, clients find the capacity within themselves to improve the quality of their lives, build resilience, and foster more satisfying relationships with others.
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Cape Town Psychologists
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
We offer treatments such as DBT* to treat erratic mood swings, depression, anxiety, self-harming behaviour (e.
At Cape Town Psychologists, we strive to provide world-class psychological support and care. Are you having difficulty surviving a crisis? Are you riding an emotional roller-coaster? Are you struggling with intense or erratic emotions? Phobias? Hopelessness? Addictions? We are a team of responsible practitioners who want to help you be the best person you can be. Our Team consists of a clinical psychologists, counselling psychologists, neuropsychologists, and a social worker. We offer a diverse range of services including individual and group therapy and psychometric assessments.
We offer treatments such as DBT* to treat erratic mood swings, depression, anxiety, self-harming behaviour (e.
At Cape Town Psychologists, we strive to provide world-class psychological support and care. Are you having difficulty surviving a crisis? Are you riding an emotional roller-coaster? Are you struggling with intense or erratic emotions? Phobias? Hopelessness? Addictions? We are a team of responsible practitioners who want to help you be the best person you can be. Our Team consists of a clinical psychologists, counselling psychologists, neuropsychologists, and a social worker. We offer a diverse range of services including individual and group therapy and psychometric assessments.
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Hannah Mostert
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
I offer psycho educational support in assisting with trauma, depression and anxiety associated with ADHD/ADD and ASD (autism spectrum disorder).
I enjoy working with all ages, races, ethnicities and genders/sexualities of our diverse populations in a South African context. I enjoy working with adolescents and children deemed “problematic” by their respective teachers or caretakers. I screen for mental health issues that may need assessment and accurate referral by offering supportive information regarding concerns that may arise.
I offer psycho educational support in assisting with trauma, depression and anxiety associated with ADHD/ADD and ASD (autism spectrum disorder).
I enjoy working with all ages, races, ethnicities and genders/sexualities of our diverse populations in a South African context. I enjoy working with adolescents and children deemed “problematic” by their respective teachers or caretakers. I screen for mental health issues that may need assessment and accurate referral by offering supportive information regarding concerns that may arise.
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Rosemary Joubert
Registered Counsellor
Verified Verified
The areas I focus on are: anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, trauma, bereavement and loss, life stage transitions, and couples counselling.
My passion is people and how to help them overcome issues that are affecting their daily lives as well as develop themselves further. We all have issues ranging from minor ones to major setbacks and these can include depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, internal turmoil, family or work issues and health problems to name but a few. We may have problems that stem from our childhood that we have never dealt with and these are now starting to affect our lives. Through counselling I aim to try and assist you in your pursuit of peace and find the ability to cope with what life throws your way.
The areas I focus on are: anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, trauma, bereavement and loss, life stage transitions, and couples counselling.
My passion is people and how to help them overcome issues that are affecting their daily lives as well as develop themselves further. We all have issues ranging from minor ones to major setbacks and these can include depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, internal turmoil, family or work issues and health problems to name but a few. We may have problems that stem from our childhood that we have never dealt with and these are now starting to affect our lives. Through counselling I aim to try and assist you in your pursuit of peace and find the ability to cope with what life throws your way.
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Hannes Wessels
Psychologist, HPCSA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am a therapist / psychologist in Cape Town that specializes in the following areas: Anxiety, Depression, EMDR Therapy, PTSD, Individual Counseling, Teen Counseling and Trauma Counselling.
I am a registered psychologist in Cape Town and the Northern Suburbs. As a psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, I strive to help you live a rich and meaningful life despite your emotional difficulties and life struggles. Together in therapy or counselling, we explore the most widely accepted therapy methods to help you. Most importantly I provide a non-judgemental and safe space as a psychologist. The psychological services I provide are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Career Counselling, Anxiety Therapy, and Assessments.
I am a therapist / psychologist in Cape Town that specializes in the following areas: Anxiety, Depression, EMDR Therapy, PTSD, Individual Counseling, Teen Counseling and Trauma Counselling.
I am a registered psychologist in Cape Town and the Northern Suburbs. As a psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, I strive to help you live a rich and meaningful life despite your emotional difficulties and life struggles. Together in therapy or counselling, we explore the most widely accepted therapy methods to help you. Most importantly I provide a non-judgemental and safe space as a psychologist. The psychological services I provide are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Career Counselling, Anxiety Therapy, and Assessments.
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Liesl Eliastam
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Camps Bay 8040  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
The areas I focus on are: anxiety and depression, stress and burnout, trauma, bereavement and loss, life stage transitions, and couples counselling.
My passion is working with clients who want to develop themselves at a personal and relational level. My ideal client is someone who has experienced great difficulty in life, whether it's an issue that persists from childhood or is more a recent trauma or setback; someone who understands that they need help and want to move forward in their lives, bringing tangible and sustainable change.....and freedom. I get excited about the transformational aspect that therapy can bring.
The areas I focus on are: anxiety and depression, stress and burnout, trauma, bereavement and loss, life stage transitions, and couples counselling.
My passion is working with clients who want to develop themselves at a personal and relational level. My ideal client is someone who has experienced great difficulty in life, whether it's an issue that persists from childhood or is more a recent trauma or setback; someone who understands that they need help and want to move forward in their lives, bringing tangible and sustainable change.....and freedom. I get excited about the transformational aspect that therapy can bring.
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Dr Siya Mjwara
Social Worker, PhD
Verified Verified
I offer counselling and coaching mostly in the areas of trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship and family matters. I work with individuals, couples and families. Having been in the field for over 15 years; I have a passion for assisting clients to overcome challenges; seeing them become the best version of themselves and living within their purpose.
I offer counselling and coaching mostly in the areas of trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship and family matters. I work with individuals, couples and families. Having been in the field for over 15 years; I have a passion for assisting clients to overcome challenges; seeing them become the best version of themselves and living within their purpose.
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Depression Counsellors

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.