Therapists in Gardens

Photo of Lizanne Wyatt-Gunning, General Counsellor in Gardens, Western Cape
Lizanne Wyatt-Gunning
General Counsellor
Verified
Gardens 8001  (Online Only)
There is no shame in seeking out help for your mental health, in fact, taking care of your mental health is an act of self-love and respect. You are worthy of happiness and peace of mind, and it is okay to prioritize that. My hope is that we might be able to think together about how we could change the things that are affecting you most. I am confident in my ability to provide you with a safe, empathic, and non-judgemental space to explore your inner world alongside you. As was said by Dr. Gabor Mate, "Knowing oneself comes from attending with compassionate curiosity to what is happening within."
There is no shame in seeking out help for your mental health, in fact, taking care of your mental health is an act of self-love and respect. You are worthy of happiness and peace of mind, and it is okay to prioritize that. My hope is that we might be able to think together about how we could change the things that are affecting you most. I am confident in my ability to provide you with a safe, empathic, and non-judgemental space to explore your inner world alongside you. As was said by Dr. Gabor Mate, "Knowing oneself comes from attending with compassionate curiosity to what is happening within."
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Photo of Tami Cruse Counselling, Registered Counsellor in Gardens, Western Cape
Tami Cruse Counselling
Registered Counsellor, BSocSci Hons, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gardens 8001
I'm an HPCSA Registered Counsellor living in Cape Town. I offer face-to-face counselling at my private practice in Gardens. My approach to counselling encourages in-depth, client-centred self-discovery for individuals or groups, across a variety of challenges, including trauma. I believe that each client is different and use different psychological modalities to best suit each client. In the counselling space,​ I aim to provide a safe accepting space without judgement for clients to work on growth and healing. NB: I don't offer diagnosis/treatments, this means that I cannot work with diagnosed mental illness such as depression.
I'm an HPCSA Registered Counsellor living in Cape Town. I offer face-to-face counselling at my private practice in Gardens. My approach to counselling encourages in-depth, client-centred self-discovery for individuals or groups, across a variety of challenges, including trauma. I believe that each client is different and use different psychological modalities to best suit each client. In the counselling space,​ I aim to provide a safe accepting space without judgement for clients to work on growth and healing. NB: I don't offer diagnosis/treatments, this means that I cannot work with diagnosed mental illness such as depression.
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Photo of Leila Bentley, Psychologist in Gardens, Western Cape
Leila Bentley
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
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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Photo of Sanja Kilian, Psychologist in Gardens, Western Cape
Sanja Kilian
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Gardens 8001
I have a passion for working with people. It is an honour when clients trust you and allow you to be part of their journey.  As part of my private practice, I offer psychotherapy as well as neuropsychological and medico-legal assessments.
I have a passion for working with people. It is an honour when clients trust you and allow you to be part of their journey.  As part of my private practice, I offer psychotherapy as well as neuropsychological and medico-legal assessments.
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Justin Lakay
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Gardens 8001
Not accepting new clients
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist, working predominantly with adolescents and adults who fall anywhere on the mental health spectrum, from functioning to those struggling to engage in daily activities. My aim is to create a space that is non-judgmental, and safe from which the client can explore their challenges and grow. My therapeutic approach is integrative and based on the needs of the individual and encased with the high ethical standards.
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist, working predominantly with adolescents and adults who fall anywhere on the mental health spectrum, from functioning to those struggling to engage in daily activities. My aim is to create a space that is non-judgmental, and safe from which the client can explore their challenges and grow. My therapeutic approach is integrative and based on the needs of the individual and encased with the high ethical standards.
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Photo of Thembelihle Dyasi, Psychologist in Gardens, Western Cape
Thembelihle Dyasi
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Gardens 8001
I offer individual psychotherapy (short and long term) to clients. I believe in creating a safe space, authentic connection, and endeavour using a collaborative approach when working toward client therapy goals.
I offer individual psychotherapy (short and long term) to clients. I believe in creating a safe space, authentic connection, and endeavour using a collaborative approach when working toward client therapy goals.
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Jade Richards
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Gardens 8001
Waitlist for new clients
Just like early psychological development takes place in the context of relationships, so can the therapeutic relationship act as a catalyst for growth. Therapy is an honest, confidential, and non-judgemental space to explore some of the more uncomfortable parts of ourselves that we don’t always feel safe to wonder about in our everyday lives. This process can be stimulating and rewarding, but it can also be challenging and sometimes painful. I believe that reaching out for help is a brave step that takes strength. I welcome adults, couples and families from different backgrounds, orientations, and identifications to my practice.
Just like early psychological development takes place in the context of relationships, so can the therapeutic relationship act as a catalyst for growth. Therapy is an honest, confidential, and non-judgemental space to explore some of the more uncomfortable parts of ourselves that we don’t always feel safe to wonder about in our everyday lives. This process can be stimulating and rewarding, but it can also be challenging and sometimes painful. I believe that reaching out for help is a brave step that takes strength. I welcome adults, couples and families from different backgrounds, orientations, and identifications to my practice.
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Photo of Jeanette Steenkamp, Psychologist in Gardens, Western Cape
Jeanette Steenkamp
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Gardens 8001
I view every individual I encounter as unique. I therefore alter my psychotherapeutic approach to fit best with the client in front of me. I work mostly from a person-centred approach, including elements of cognitive-behavioural, solution-focused, and narrative psychotherapy. If I think it would be most beneficial to you, I may follow a pure psychodynamic approach during which I act mainly as a reflecting mirror. Often this approach requires a longer-term commitment to therapy to reap the full benefits. A psychodynamic approach may however also be used successfully short-term.
I view every individual I encounter as unique. I therefore alter my psychotherapeutic approach to fit best with the client in front of me. I work mostly from a person-centred approach, including elements of cognitive-behavioural, solution-focused, and narrative psychotherapy. If I think it would be most beneficial to you, I may follow a pure psychodynamic approach during which I act mainly as a reflecting mirror. Often this approach requires a longer-term commitment to therapy to reap the full benefits. A psychodynamic approach may however also be used successfully short-term.
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Photo of Jean-Pierre Hartmann, Psychologist in Gardens, Western Cape
Jean-Pierre Hartmann
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Gardens 8001
Waitlist for new clients
JP is warm, kind and approachable but also honest, direct and humorous. As a therapist he is active and engaged with an empathic focus on the client’s presenting problem or pain ensuing that therapy is not reduced to just a chit-chat with a friend – but something more meaningful. JP believes the hard task of psychotherapy is 1) to help a person understand their current selves in relation to their past self and 2) to help them really change their distressing emotions and behaviors. As a therapist JP aims to be connected, authentic, real and contrary to the mystiques that usually engulf the therapeutic processes.
JP is warm, kind and approachable but also honest, direct and humorous. As a therapist he is active and engaged with an empathic focus on the client’s presenting problem or pain ensuing that therapy is not reduced to just a chit-chat with a friend – but something more meaningful. JP believes the hard task of psychotherapy is 1) to help a person understand their current selves in relation to their past self and 2) to help them really change their distressing emotions and behaviors. As a therapist JP aims to be connected, authentic, real and contrary to the mystiques that usually engulf the therapeutic processes.
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Photo of Robyn Raymond, General Counsellor in Gardens, Western Cape
Robyn Raymond
General Counsellor, BSocSci Hons, ASCHP Specialist Wellness Counsellor
Verified
Gardens 8001
Offering a safe, non-judgemental environment focusing on active and engaged empathic listening to foster a deep acknowledgement of the intrinsic value and power each person holds. I am an intersectional counsellor, body and sex-positive, Queer-friendly and gender affirming, kink and sex-worker safe.
Offering a safe, non-judgemental environment focusing on active and engaged empathic listening to foster a deep acknowledgement of the intrinsic value and power each person holds. I am an intersectional counsellor, body and sex-positive, Queer-friendly and gender affirming, kink and sex-worker safe.
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Photo of Jedeikin Therapy, Social Worker in Gardens, Western Cape
Jedeikin Therapy
Social Worker, MSocSci
Verified
Gardens 8001
Waitlist for new clients
Her particular interests include, but are not limited to; anxiety difficulties, mood difficulties, adjustment difficulties, relationships, identity, and sexual orientation. Jessica sees individuals and adolescents (13 + years). (www.jedeikintherapy.com)
Her particular interests include, but are not limited to; anxiety difficulties, mood difficulties, adjustment difficulties, relationships, identity, and sexual orientation. Jessica sees individuals and adolescents (13 + years). (www.jedeikintherapy.com)
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Photo of Kim Winter Counselling, Registered Counsellor in Gardens, Western Cape
Kim Winter Counselling
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
Gardens 8001
I am a HPCSA Registered Counsellor practicing online and in the Cape Town CBD. I believe in the power of creativity, and the opportunity for new insights and energy to be gained through dialogue and connection. My interests lie in helping people identify strategies to deal with everyday life challenges, specifically around work or academic life, grief, family and relationships.
I am a HPCSA Registered Counsellor practicing online and in the Cape Town CBD. I believe in the power of creativity, and the opportunity for new insights and energy to be gained through dialogue and connection. My interests lie in helping people identify strategies to deal with everyday life challenges, specifically around work or academic life, grief, family and relationships.
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Photo of Jeanne Ruth Freed, Social Worker in Gardens, Western Cape
Jeanne Ruth Freed
Social Worker, MSocSci, SACSSP
Verified
Gardens 8001
I completed my MA in Clinical Social Work at the University of Cape Town in 2001. Over the last 25 years, I have worked therapeutically with individuals, families, and groups in various different settings such as primary schools, tertiary institutions, family mental health units, state primary health care clinics, fertility clinics, corporate companies, and in private practice. In my practice, I work with adults, young adults and teenagers offering short to long term psychotherapy depending on the needs of the person.
I completed my MA in Clinical Social Work at the University of Cape Town in 2001. Over the last 25 years, I have worked therapeutically with individuals, families, and groups in various different settings such as primary schools, tertiary institutions, family mental health units, state primary health care clinics, fertility clinics, corporate companies, and in private practice. In my practice, I work with adults, young adults and teenagers offering short to long term psychotherapy depending on the needs of the person.
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Photo of Romy van Leeve, Psychologist in Gardens, Western Cape
Romy van Leeve
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Gardens 8001
Waitlist for new clients
I provide individual short and long-term psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. I have a keen interest and passion for working with adolescents and adults, 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 adolescents and adults. I have a keen interest and passion for working with adolescents and adults, helping them navigate their way through life by tending to their mental health and overall psycho-social well-being.
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Photo of Alexander Pennington, General Counsellor in Gardens, Western Cape
Alexander Pennington
General Counsellor, MSc
Gardens 8001
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 Karen Fleming, Psychologist in Gardens, Western Cape
Karen Fleming
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Gardens 8001  (Online Only)
I work individually with adults who might be feeling overwhelmed or struggling to cope with difficulties that may be related to depression, anxiety, trauma and life changes. For the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders, I primarily make use of a skills based approach called Metacognitive Therapy (MCT). I am a certified EMDR practitioner, a helpful approach for the processing of trauma. I also draw from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic approaches, depending on the specific needs of the client.
I work individually with adults who might be feeling overwhelmed or struggling to cope with difficulties that may be related to depression, anxiety, trauma and life changes. For the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders, I primarily make use of a skills based approach called Metacognitive Therapy (MCT). I am a certified EMDR practitioner, a helpful approach for the processing of trauma. I also draw from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic approaches, depending on the specific needs of the client.
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Photo of Romi Tollman, Psychologist in Gardens, Western Cape
Romi Tollman
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gardens 8001
Waitlist for new clients
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.
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.
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Photo of Marianda Eras, Psychologist in Gardens, Western Cape
Marianda Eras
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Gardens 8001  (Online Only)
All of us at some point might need support to deal with the many challenges of life, whether it be a personal crisis, a loss, an addiction, a feeling of stuckness or a change in one's ability to cope. I offer compassionate and non-judgemental psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. It is not always easy to take the first step to start therapy and to be vulnerable, but allowing yourself to open up is often the start of the journey towards acceptance or change.
All of us at some point might need support to deal with the many challenges of life, whether it be a personal crisis, a loss, an addiction, a feeling of stuckness or a change in one's ability to cope. I offer compassionate and non-judgemental psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. It is not always easy to take the first step to start therapy and to be vulnerable, but allowing yourself to open up is often the start of the journey towards acceptance or change.
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Photo of Clive Hartsman, Psychologist in Gardens, Western Cape
Clive Hartsman
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Gardens 8001
Life presents all of us with complex challenges which are sometimes difficult to manage. E.g. what may be troubling is a recent interpersonal difficulty, or perhaps something unpleasant has happened or is still happening in your workplace (or school/college/university). You may have lost someone you were close to, or perhaps you were the victim of a crime. Alternatively, what may be troubling may be of a more long-standing nature, causing unresolved unhappiness. Or you may feel that life could be more fulfilling than it has been up to now, that it could be a happier, richer experience, with a sense of more well-being and freedom.
Life presents all of us with complex challenges which are sometimes difficult to manage. E.g. what may be troubling is a recent interpersonal difficulty, or perhaps something unpleasant has happened or is still happening in your workplace (or school/college/university). You may have lost someone you were close to, or perhaps you were the victim of a crime. Alternatively, what may be troubling may be of a more long-standing nature, causing unresolved unhappiness. Or you may feel that life could be more fulfilling than it has been up to now, that it could be a happier, richer experience, with a sense of more well-being and freedom.
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Photo of Taryn Steyn, Psychologist in Gardens, Western Cape
Taryn Steyn
Psychologist, MSc, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Gardens 8001
Therapy’s major aim is to enable growth and better understanding of oneself through self-discovery and self- exploration. It is within a therapeutic relationship where we can identify problematic and dysfunctional, emotional and behavioural problems and address the necessary changes that will lead to a more healthier and less stressful life”
Therapy’s major aim is to enable growth and better understanding of oneself through self-discovery and self- exploration. It is within a therapeutic relationship where we can identify problematic and dysfunctional, emotional and behavioural problems and address the necessary changes that will lead to a more healthier and less stressful life”
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Gardens

30+

Average cost per session

R850

Counsellors in Gardens who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
70% Depression
70% Self Esteem
70% Stress
67% Relationship Issues
63% Life Transitions
60% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Discovery Health
88% Bonitas
63% Fedhealth

How Counsellors in Gardens see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

61% Female
39% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Gardens?

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.