Depression Therapists in George

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Michelle Booth
Art Therapist, MSc
Verified Verified
George 6529
I am passionate about the art of therapy – co-creating a unique therapeutic space that makes each client feel safe, heard and emotionally held so that they can embark on a journey of self-discovery, insight, and authentic empowerment. Art therapy is a powerful tool for self-expression a helpful way of working with whatever is going on that is making us stuck, unhappy, angry including experiences of grief, depression, inadequacy, fear, loneliness, addiction, and conflict.. Art therapy can lead you to unexpected insights, enable you to access your inner world and facilitate a meaningful exploration of difficult experiences.
I am passionate about the art of therapy – co-creating a unique therapeutic space that makes each client feel safe, heard and emotionally held so that they can embark on a journey of self-discovery, insight, and authentic empowerment. Art therapy is a powerful tool for self-expression a helpful way of working with whatever is going on that is making us stuck, unhappy, angry including experiences of grief, depression, inadequacy, fear, loneliness, addiction, and conflict.. Art therapy can lead you to unexpected insights, enable you to access your inner world and facilitate a meaningful exploration of difficult experiences.
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Safe Space Therapy- Ms Emma Gibbons
Social Worker, MA
Verified Verified
George 6529
In a perfect world, everyone would be receiving professional mental health counselling. I have worked with individuals, families and couples from rural to urban communities. I want to provide an non judgmental and convenient environment for you to share your darkest thoughts and concerns. I am the vehicle of change, that brings you to your full potential.
In a perfect world, everyone would be receiving professional mental health counselling. I have worked with individuals, families and couples from rural to urban communities. I want to provide an non judgmental and convenient environment for you to share your darkest thoughts and concerns. I am the vehicle of change, that brings you to your full potential.
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Cayley Lewin
Occupational Therapist
Verified Verified
George 6529
I am very passionate about helping clients understand both themselves and the people around them better. This is from a personal and relationship base. How you handle emotions, stress and challenges and what changes can be made to help you cope better. I am very passionate about understanding your sensory systems- this is what overstimulates you and what helps calm you. Working with sensory systems in both your personal and work environment to manage your daily life, stress and anxiety better. I have a very calm and compassionate approach, first wanting to understand the individual and their needs before we look at intervention.
I am very passionate about helping clients understand both themselves and the people around them better. This is from a personal and relationship base. How you handle emotions, stress and challenges and what changes can be made to help you cope better. I am very passionate about understanding your sensory systems- this is what overstimulates you and what helps calm you. Working with sensory systems in both your personal and work environment to manage your daily life, stress and anxiety better. I have a very calm and compassionate approach, first wanting to understand the individual and their needs before we look at intervention.
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Dr. Christina van der Merwe
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
George 6529
I am a clinical (child) psychologist specializing in helping young people and their families face a wide range of mental health challenges. My aim in our engagement is to create a nurturing, compassionate, and safe environment where you can feel truly supported. Employing evidence-based strategies tailored to your unique circumstances, we will collaborate to address the challenges you're encountering, fostering resilience, and facilitating lasting positive change. I have a specific interest and experience in treating individuals with disordered eating.
I am a clinical (child) psychologist specializing in helping young people and their families face a wide range of mental health challenges. My aim in our engagement is to create a nurturing, compassionate, and safe environment where you can feel truly supported. Employing evidence-based strategies tailored to your unique circumstances, we will collaborate to address the challenges you're encountering, fostering resilience, and facilitating lasting positive change. I have a specific interest and experience in treating individuals with disordered eating.
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Izak Malan
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
George 6529
Christian Psychologist providing therapy Online and In-person (George). I integrate Christian and psychological principles to guide people to experience well-being in body, soul and spirit. I use the Word of God as standard, together with my qualifications and experience. Life is beautiful and I help people to experience the beauty of life despite the situation they are in. Are you facing a challenge in your marriage, work or life in general? Then it’s time for professional assistance to experience joy and meaning in your life. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit it will be possible. Look forward meeting with you.
Christian Psychologist providing therapy Online and In-person (George). I integrate Christian and psychological principles to guide people to experience well-being in body, soul and spirit. I use the Word of God as standard, together with my qualifications and experience. Life is beautiful and I help people to experience the beauty of life despite the situation they are in. Are you facing a challenge in your marriage, work or life in general? Then it’s time for professional assistance to experience joy and meaning in your life. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit it will be possible. Look forward meeting with you.
083 258 9936 View 083 258 9936
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Christine Annandale
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
George 6529
I provide therapeutic services to adolescents and adults to assist them in dealing with moderate to severe mental illness as well as expected day-to-day stressors and personal difficulties. I also have a special interest in working with expectant mothers and mothers during the postpartum period. I believe that providing support to mothers during this fulfilling, yet challenging period will ultimately facilitate a healthy parent-infant relationship which provides the foundation for psychological health during childhood and eventually adulthood.
I provide therapeutic services to adolescents and adults to assist them in dealing with moderate to severe mental illness as well as expected day-to-day stressors and personal difficulties. I also have a special interest in working with expectant mothers and mothers during the postpartum period. I believe that providing support to mothers during this fulfilling, yet challenging period will ultimately facilitate a healthy parent-infant relationship which provides the foundation for psychological health during childhood and eventually adulthood.
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Dr. Mariska Carter
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
George 6529
I love working with people, and it is a privilege for me to be able to combine my passion, training, professional, and personal experience to support people in their personal growth and improve their sense of well-being. I believe all people can thrive given the right circumstances, skills, and support. I strive to provide clients with a safe space where they can feel heard and empowered in their healing process.
I love working with people, and it is a privilege for me to be able to combine my passion, training, professional, and personal experience to support people in their personal growth and improve their sense of well-being. I believe all people can thrive given the right circumstances, skills, and support. I strive to provide clients with a safe space where they can feel heard and empowered in their healing process.
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Jodi Tromp Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
George 6529
I am Jodi Tromp practicing as a Clinical Psychologist in George, South Africa. My training and work experience includes providing assessments and psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults from various backgrounds and walks of life. I have work experience at Stikland Psychiatric Hospital, Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital as well as Steve Biko Tertiary Hospital and Akeso Clinic in George. I have post graduate training in Addiction treatment, which is a special interest of mine. Other interests include trauma for which I use Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitization Therapy (EMDR) and mood and relationship difficulties.
I am Jodi Tromp practicing as a Clinical Psychologist in George, South Africa. My training and work experience includes providing assessments and psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults from various backgrounds and walks of life. I have work experience at Stikland Psychiatric Hospital, Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital as well as Steve Biko Tertiary Hospital and Akeso Clinic in George. I have post graduate training in Addiction treatment, which is a special interest of mine. Other interests include trauma for which I use Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitization Therapy (EMDR) and mood and relationship difficulties.
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Carel Pj Mouton
Social Worker, MA
Verified Verified
George 6530
I aim to enable men and women to thrive by becoming the best version of themselves. The process addresses trauma, anger, stress and anxiety within themselves and their relationships through emotional awareness and practical interventions. During the sessions, I strive to enable my clients to experience physical and emotional relief from stress, anxiety and embodied trauma.
I aim to enable men and women to thrive by becoming the best version of themselves. The process addresses trauma, anger, stress and anxiety within themselves and their relationships through emotional awareness and practical interventions. During the sessions, I strive to enable my clients to experience physical and emotional relief from stress, anxiety and embodied trauma.
083 448 7178 View 083 448 7178
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HybridAcademy.org
General Counsellor, BSocSci Hons, PsySSA Counsellor
Verified Verified
George 6529
Hester Katarina de Lange practice is based on a Neurodiversity perspective. Your brain is made up of networks of small cells called Neurons that communicate Electro-Chemically to enable you to think, feel, and interact with the world around you. When this system becomes overwhelmed we become anxious or stressed. Counseling helps reduce stress and improve your well-being, by addressing the causes of stress or by reducing the impact of stress on your body and on your mind. Key support focus areas: ​Stress-Attachment-Sleep-Anxiety-Neurodiversity.
Hester Katarina de Lange practice is based on a Neurodiversity perspective. Your brain is made up of networks of small cells called Neurons that communicate Electro-Chemically to enable you to think, feel, and interact with the world around you. When this system becomes overwhelmed we become anxious or stressed. Counseling helps reduce stress and improve your well-being, by addressing the causes of stress or by reducing the impact of stress on your body and on your mind. Key support focus areas: ​Stress-Attachment-Sleep-Anxiety-Neurodiversity.
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Wayne Kelsall Hadley
General Counsellor
Verified Verified
George 6529
Hi thank you for your interest in my profile, whatever your need, this journey is confidential. I have first hand experience and knowledge of addiction, infidelity, marriage, relationships, loss / grief & bereavement. Let’s address the issue and it’s crippling effects and how to best move forward in a constructive sensitively planned manner. Gain the knowledge and tools to overcome and deal with life in a newly empowered way. It seems an impossible task now, however I can guarantee you will feel liberated and able to address the issue with new found hope & vigour
Hi thank you for your interest in my profile, whatever your need, this journey is confidential. I have first hand experience and knowledge of addiction, infidelity, marriage, relationships, loss / grief & bereavement. Let’s address the issue and it’s crippling effects and how to best move forward in a constructive sensitively planned manner. Gain the knowledge and tools to overcome and deal with life in a newly empowered way. It seems an impossible task now, however I can guarantee you will feel liberated and able to address the issue with new found hope & vigour
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Angé Nespola
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
George 6529
Seeking therapy can be daunting, so I'd like to tell you about my therapeutic approach and what you can expect. Through psychotherapy I journey with you in the pursuit of self-awareness and healing. ​In my sessions I promote gaining insight into yourself and processing emotions linked to past and present experiences. We will work to explore current difficulties and I will provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. In your first session you and I will discuss your needs and treatment goals to assist in personalising your therapeutic experience. 
Seeking therapy can be daunting, so I'd like to tell you about my therapeutic approach and what you can expect. Through psychotherapy I journey with you in the pursuit of self-awareness and healing. ​In my sessions I promote gaining insight into yourself and processing emotions linked to past and present experiences. We will work to explore current difficulties and I will provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. In your first session you and I will discuss your needs and treatment goals to assist in personalising your therapeutic experience. 
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Candice Stafford
General Counsellor, MPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
George 6530  (Online Only)
As a psychologist my aim is to create a safe and welcoming environment for my clients. I am a passionate and committed professional who understands mental and emotional health and its importance to each individual and their community. I celebrate my clients for their uniqueness, and so believe in customising my sessions to build around their specific issues. My main aim is to ensure that they feel heard and supported, leaving them more able to share freely. Together we can address any problems and issues and apply suitable resources and techniques to help improve their sense of wellbeing.
As a psychologist my aim is to create a safe and welcoming environment for my clients. I am a passionate and committed professional who understands mental and emotional health and its importance to each individual and their community. I celebrate my clients for their uniqueness, and so believe in customising my sessions to build around their specific issues. My main aim is to ensure that they feel heard and supported, leaving them more able to share freely. Together we can address any problems and issues and apply suitable resources and techniques to help improve their sense of wellbeing.
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Ashley Wendy Lourens
General Counsellor
Verified Verified
Wilderness 6560
A particular area of interest for me is the effects of the hormonal and reproductive system on women’s mental health. Additionally, I have extensive experience with clients experiencing grief, depression, relationship difficulties, burnout, anxiety and trauma. I also have experience assisting clients to navigate and develop in the workplace. I prefer for my clients and me to focus on healing holistically. This means simultaneously addressing personal, relational and environmental (past/present) factors rather than focusing on a specific label.
A particular area of interest for me is the effects of the hormonal and reproductive system on women’s mental health. Additionally, I have extensive experience with clients experiencing grief, depression, relationship difficulties, burnout, anxiety and trauma. I also have experience assisting clients to navigate and develop in the workplace. I prefer for my clients and me to focus on healing holistically. This means simultaneously addressing personal, relational and environmental (past/present) factors rather than focusing on a specific label.
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Terri Harford
General Counsellor, ASCHP Specialist Wellness Counsellor
Verified Verified
Wilderness 6560  (Online Only)
I'm an Honours-qualified Psychologist, and registered Specialist Wellness Counsellor, invested in the psychological wellbeing of all my clients. I work intuitively and apply psychodynamic principles in therapy, which assist in identifying 'unconscious patterns' that may be causing anxiety, confusion, depression, despair, anger or fear in your life. By addressing patterns that create disharmony I can also support you in realising your authenticity and higher potential by tapping into nuanced conditions that may be delaying your personal growth and expansion, providing you with practical tools to build an empowered, meaningful life.
I'm an Honours-qualified Psychologist, and registered Specialist Wellness Counsellor, invested in the psychological wellbeing of all my clients. I work intuitively and apply psychodynamic principles in therapy, which assist in identifying 'unconscious patterns' that may be causing anxiety, confusion, depression, despair, anger or fear in your life. By addressing patterns that create disharmony I can also support you in realising your authenticity and higher potential by tapping into nuanced conditions that may be delaying your personal growth and expansion, providing you with practical tools to build an empowered, meaningful life.
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Online Therapists

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Christine Adendorff
Registered Counsellor, BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
Knysna 6571
Wellness counselling is a primary health care service focussed on holistic wellness. This is shift away from the medical model and towards a holistic approach where the interplay between mind, body and spirit is acknowledged. I believe that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is vital in a person's healing journey. Every person has the capacity to heal and to thrive. It all starts from within, reconnecting to ourselves using mind, heart and intuition. Through mindfulness and compassion we learn to respond rather than react, we become kind towards ourselves, we nourish ourselves and we allow a new way of knowing to arise.
Wellness counselling is a primary health care service focussed on holistic wellness. This is shift away from the medical model and towards a holistic approach where the interplay between mind, body and spirit is acknowledged. I believe that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is vital in a person's healing journey. Every person has the capacity to heal and to thrive. It all starts from within, reconnecting to ourselves using mind, heart and intuition. Through mindfulness and compassion we learn to respond rather than react, we become kind towards ourselves, we nourish ourselves and we allow a new way of knowing to arise.
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Adriaan Augustyn
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Plettenberg Bay 6600
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist that works from an integrative perspective. I assist adolescents and adults with a wide range of psychological challenges and endeavor to provide a compassionate and meaningful therapeutic experience for those I work with.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist that works from an integrative perspective. I assist adolescents and adults with a wide range of psychological challenges and endeavor to provide a compassionate and meaningful therapeutic experience for those I work with.
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Amy Shirley
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Knysna 6571  (Online Only)
I am a warm, passionate and professional Counselling Psychologist. I work with teens, adults and couples online. I have worked with a vast array of presenting difficulties in varied contexts, and tailor therapy to your needs.
I am a warm, passionate and professional Counselling Psychologist. I work with teens, adults and couples online. I have worked with a vast array of presenting difficulties in varied contexts, and tailor therapy to your needs.
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Gertruida Susanna Dowse
Social Worker, BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
Oudtshoorn 6625
Feeling anxious and unsure what the next step is? Finding it difficult to relate to your partner? Finding it difficult to cope at work or finding it difficult to relate with employer/employee? Don’t know how to cope with addiction in the family or yourself? Are you in a overly toxic relationship? Do you want to start a new beginning/ business, but just can't!, struggling to stay motivated? Are you caught in a depressive situation? Do you want to change to a healthier relationship with yourself and others? Are you constantly in conflict with yourself or others? Do you experience obsessive fear?
Feeling anxious and unsure what the next step is? Finding it difficult to relate to your partner? Finding it difficult to cope at work or finding it difficult to relate with employer/employee? Don’t know how to cope with addiction in the family or yourself? Are you in a overly toxic relationship? Do you want to start a new beginning/ business, but just can't!, struggling to stay motivated? Are you caught in a depressive situation? Do you want to change to a healthier relationship with yourself and others? Are you constantly in conflict with yourself or others? Do you experience obsessive fear?
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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.