Sexual Abuse Therapists in Claremont

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Kim Abrahams
Counsellor, BSocSci Hons
Verified
Verified
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 adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma, grief/loss, sexual abuse , anxiety and depression.
087 250 0442 x54
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Claremont 7708
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Luzelle Fish
Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
Verified
I am a Registered Counsellor, focusing on trauma, childhood sexual abuse , confidence, self-worth, stress, phobias/fears, grief as well as sports performance.
Counselling provides a safe space to explore the problems that trouble all of us on this journey through life. We address behaviours, emotions and thoughts that are no longer serving us or which prevent us to optimally perform in different areas of our lives. This unfolding and unraveling may ultimately lead to improved relationships, new coping mechanisms, increased sense of self awareness, and personal development. My approach is warm and collaborative and I value the therapeutic relationship as a tool for meaningful change.
087 250 2042 x71
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Cathy Karassellos
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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.
087 250 0536 x25
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Carin-Lee Masters
Psychotherapist, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
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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Judy Grant
Psychotherapist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
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.
087 250 0162 x53
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Claremont 7708
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Benita Southgate
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
We all face challenges, struggles, change, grief, trauma together with the joys that life brings. But if here, it is not the joy the life but the pain and distress that has prompted you to seek the help of a Psychologist. I am a Psychologist with over 20 years experience as a Psychologist with experience in adolescent-, adult and couples' therapy. I am accepting, warm, and supportive. I value the opportunity to engage with persons from adolescence to the elderly and cherish the important role that I can play in the pursuit we all have to truly understand and give meaning to the stressors of life.
087 250 2389 x99
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Claremont 7708
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Laura Bester
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I am a clinical psychologist working in private practice in Claremont, Cape Town. I assist adolescents and adults who experience a range of psychological difficulties. I strive to provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space in which to explore your challenges, with the aim of alleviating your symptoms and effecting long-term change and personal growth.
087 250 0412 x61
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Claremont 7708
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Gadija Roshan
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
We are emotional beings who often need support, understanding someone to witness different aspects of our lives. As a therapist, I am able to offer a safe and containing space to help you journey through difficult aspects of your life.
087 250 0442 x99
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Claremont 7708
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Kanyiswa Glenrose Mzimkulu
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Have you recently been involved in a traumatic situation? Are you dealing with a painful experience that has been limiting you from reaching your full potential in life? Are you concerned about your child's future and goals in life? I am specialized in brief psychotherapy aimed at dealing with emotional distress of day to day life especially the one that affects one's ability to interact with others and to function fully at work or school.
087 250 2042 x68
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Claremont 7708
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Liska Muller
Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
Verified
Liska Muller offers a unique service within the the Mental Health Sector. Her work is supported by more than 15 years of diverse training and experience in Public Mental Health, Organizational and Occupational Psychology, Coaching, as well as Private Outpatients Counselling and Mental Health Management. Liska is also a qualified Integrative Enneagram Practitioner. Services include: Individual Counselling or Psychotherapy for Adults and Adolescents; Couples Therapy and Marriage Preparation; Team or Individual Coaching; Corporate Mental Health Advisory and Organisational Wellness Strategy and Implementation.
087 250 0616 x72
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Gemma Pemberton
BSocSci Hons
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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Claremont 7735
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Simone Bowyer
Counsellor
Verified
Verified
I am a qualified counsellor and coach with experience helping individuals and couples move through challenging times. I have a passion for helping clients gain insight into their behaviors, thoughts and feelings in order to create meaningful change. My goal is to create an atmosphere of safety and support so that my clients can explore their challenges while building the skills they need to move forward. I believe that everyone has the power within themselves to make positive changes, and I strive to assist them on their journey of healing.
087 250 0902 x51
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Claremont 7708
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Widaad Tape
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
In the fast paced, consumer-focused world we live in, it can be difficult to slow down and just “be”. I am passionate about providing a confidential, safe, warm and trusting space where clients feel secure enough to express themselves freely. As a therapist I am here to support, provide nonjudgmental guidance, and assist clients with desired changes and an opportunity for real growth.
087 250 0536 x52
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Claremont 7708
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Heintz Heyneke
Counsellor
Life as we know it is challenging – it’s hard! The future seems uncertain, security one thought you had isn’t so secure anymore. Constant stress and past trauma(s) may leave one feeling alone, confused, burnt out, lost, stuck, or that it all has become too much. The constant change and financial struggles seem to be ever-increasing. All (or some) of this leads to anxiety, depression, and feelings that leave us feeling helpless and even hopeless. It also skews the way that we perceive others and our surroundings. You are not alone, there is help at hand!
087 250 0049 x44
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Claremont 7735
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Romi Tollman
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I work with adolescents and adults who fall anywhere on the mental health spectrum from functioning to struggling with daily functioning. I believe therapy is for anyone and everyone. As a Psychologist I aim to create a warm, welcoming and safe space for you. My style as a therapist is largely Integrative. As an Integrative Psychologist, I strive to utilise the most appropriate therapeutic techniques and styles to suit how each unique individual presents. At the heart of my work is a psychodynamic stance; however I work adaptively to meet the specific therapeutic needs of each person whether it is in-person therapy or online.
087 250 0902 x55
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Andrea Valentine
Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
Verified
As a Registered Counsellor, I am professionally trained to hold space. I do supportive counselling, psychological education and I provide mental health interventions. I believe in holistic well-being, that our emotional and mental health is just as important as our physical being. Holding space to me, is to: allow you to show up as you are; give support that is free of judgement; and to make a conscious decision to push my own agenda aside to meet you where you are without the desire to "fix." If this practice speaks to you, feel free to contact me.
087 250 0536 x67
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Candice Nicolo
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Life can be challenging and we may feel lost, overwhelmed or a myriad of other emotions that we do not always understand. Therapy provides a safe and supportive space in which to understand and find ways of overcoming these challenges. Our lives are unique, and as such the focus of therapy I provide is aligned to your particular needs, whether it is to manage a crisis within yourself, or to better understand and function in relationships with others. I work with children, tweens, adolescents and adults.
078 854 2829
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Claremont 7708
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Thomas Geffen Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Life can be full of important, painful and challenging relationships, and for me psychological support is a relationship experience that can lead to insight and positive change. I have a diverse range of interests, and I enjoy working with infants, children, adolescents and adults. I have experience in providing both psychotherapy and psychological assessment. Please contact me for more information or you can book your first session directly on my website at www.thomasgeffen.com/book-online
087 250 0412 x44
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Lezani Myburgh
Psychologist, MSc, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist based in Rondebosch and Gardens, Cape Town. I predominantly provide therapy to adolescents and adults and use an integrative approach based on each client’s individual needs. I aim to provide a comfortable and caring space where clients can explore the challenges they face.
087 250 0536 x55
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Claremont 7735
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Solace Counselling Services
Counsellor
People can feel overwhelmed at times by the daily stress of life and problems can seem insurmountable. Speaking to a trained Counsellor like me can help you overcome life's challenges and help you make positive changes in your life and relationships.
087 250 0162 x46
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Sexual Abuse Counsellors

How do therapists treat sexual abuse?

A good therapist will be nonjudgmental and possibly demonstrate active listening, repeating back what the client says to show that they have understood. These skills allow people to feel comfortable discussing their traumatic experiences openly. Some important treatment goals are to restore a sense of safety and to rebuild confidence. In addition to working one-on-one with the patient, a therapist might bring in supportive family members to assist the client.

Do you have to talk extensively about sexual abuse in therapy?

Survivors frequently find it difficult to describe what happened to them out loud. They can even still be in a state of denial if the sexual abuse occurred recently. It is important for survivors to acknowledge that what happened isn’t their fault and to challenge and reappraise any unhealthy feelings or thoughts as they arise. Art therapy and play therapy are useful non-verbal means of communication for some survivors.

How long does treatment for sexual abuse take?

Recovery from sexual abuse can be a long and difficult process. Some survivors are able to move on naturally on their own, given time, while others require the guidance of a trained therapist. Therapy needs vary and can range from a few sessions to months or even years. Healing from sexual abuse takes time, and everyone’s journey will look a little different.

Can trauma symptoms caused by sexual abuse come back after treatment?

As occurs in many cases of trauma, survivors of sexual abuse may experience PTSD-like symptoms long after the abuse has ceased or after an initial round of treatment has occurred. In such a case, there is evidence that prolonged exposure therapy is a useful treatment for survivors, and may be more efficacious than supportive counseling alone. While triggers may continue to cause distress, the idea is that, with time and repeated exposure, their power will fade, allowing survivors to move on with their lives.