Sexual Abuse Therapists in Rylands Estate

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Photo of Maryam Khan Waglay, Psychologist in Rylands Estate, Western Cape
Maryam Khan Waglay
Psychologist, HPCSA - Ind. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Hi, My name is Maryam Waglay, Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, Career Coach Brainworking Recursive Therapist(Trauma) & Wellness Counsellor. Do you feel that you reached a crossroad and unsure which direction to take in terms of your career or personal life? Allow me to apply my specialist knowledge in organizational development, HR consulting, career development and assessments, counselling and coaching, rooted in psychological principles. I offer psychometric assessments and career guidance to high school students, subject choice and career guidance for matriculants, university students and anyone entering the world of work.
087 250 0616 x50
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Rylands Estate 7764
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R550 (individual)R850 (couples)
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Shabaana Osman
Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
Verified
It is a natural thing to strive towards becoming the best version of ourselves. But life happens, which often leads to emotional distress. Allow me to take you on a transformational journey where you are able to resolve issues causing distress and work towards a better you.
087 250 0616 x74
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Rylands Estate 7764
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R400 (individual)R600 (couples)

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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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R930 per session
Photo of Luzelle Fish, Counsellor in Rylands Estate, Western Cape
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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Mowbray 7700
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R650 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Zara Lakay Counselling
Counsellor, BSocSci Hons, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
Verified
I run a private practice in Plumstead . I am an accredited and Registered Counsellor with the ‘Health Professions Council of South Africa’ (HPCSA). Counselling provides a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment for individuals to identify problems that they may be experiencing.
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Plumstead 7801
R400 (individual)R500 (couples)
Not accepting new clients
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Kuhle Banjwa
Counsellor
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is someone who is struggling with stress, parenting, relationship and school issues. If you need someone to talk too and listen to you without judging you feel free to consult.
087 250 2962 x99
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Blue Downs 7100
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R200 (individual)R300 (couples)
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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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Rondebosch 7700
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Waitlist for new clients
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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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Constantia 7848
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Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Simone Raaths, Counsellor in Rylands Estate, Western Cape
Simone Raaths
Counsellor
Being a teenager, student or young adult can be exciting phases in one's life. However, due to the rapid changes and challenges in these phases, they can become some of the most overwhelming phases of life. Teenagers and young adults can feel like they are sometimes thrown into the deep end and are expected to swim without the guidance, support and tools to be able to swim successfully. Wellness counselling encourages self care and healthy living, where clients participate in their own healing. As a Specialist Wellness Counsellor, I aim to offer empathy, a listening ear and a guiding hand to facilitate self care and healing.
087 250 0049 x52
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Cape Town City 8000
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R350 (individual)R400 (couples)
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Richard James Barker
BSocSci Hons
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
I offer counselling and life coaching. Clients will come to me with a range of problems and often feel confused. In our work we will clarify the problem and see what is most challenging for you at the present time. We will discover where this confusion arises in the body and mind and be able to see what started it. Perhaps this has been triggered in the past: by an environment, people, a person, upbringing etc. The work we do is non-judgemental and my purpose is to help you find your way out of the confusion and suffering, so you can find success, purpose and meaning in your life. I will be with you all the way
087 250 0442 x45
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Office is near:
Cape Town City 8000
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R1000 per session
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Heidi Sandra Wichman
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Hi. I am an experienced therapist who enjoys working with clients who are pursuing psychological growth and development. My goal is to provide an environment and professional skills which can assist you in achieving this goal. I look forward to taking this journey with you.
087 250 0914 x10
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Constantia 7806
Photo of Zakkiya Suleman in Rylands Estate, Western Cape
Zakkiya Suleman
HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Registered Counsellor currently based in Durban. I offer counselling, play therapy, group therapy, career and scholastic assessments and children’s workshops. The psychological intervention I offer is short term, supportive counselling and coping skills training. I work collaboratively with my clients to facilitate growth during life transitions and I cater the treatment I offer according to my clients' individual needs. I aim to offer a warm therapeutic environment in which clients can gain a deep insight into their lives and overcome distress.
087 250 0592 x86
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Office is near:
Cape Town City 8001
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R400 (individual)R450 (couples)
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Michelle Temmers Counselling Services
The mission of MT Counselling Services is to reach families and children who do not necessarily have easy and affordable access to mental health support services. The services I provide are individually tailored to the specific need of the client whilst keeping the service cost-effective. The services I provide include the below Behavioural Assessments Behavioural Plans (Teachers and Parents) Leadership workshops (Grades 6-7 , Grades 10-12) Developmental Delays Assessment and Report Conflict Mediation Teaching mindfulness Family Sessions Trauma Counselling Teaching Coping Strategies Academic Support Girls and Boys Empowerment
087 250 2042 x25
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Thornton 7460
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Melissa Marnitz
I'm a Counsellor registered with the Council for Counsellors. I offer affordable and confidential online counselling for a range of issues providing a safe space for clients to talk about their lives, problems and goals. I offer callout services for clients who prefer face to face sessions. At ARK Counselling I offer a holistic approach to therapy. I am here to help you gain perspective on life and help you work through whatever it is that you might be struggling with. Just having someone to listen to you can make all the difference in the world.
087 250 0914 x20
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Goodwood 7460
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R250 (individual)R350 (couples)
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Courtenay Pottow
Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
Verified
I am extremely empathetic, emotionally aware, and well-rounded. I bring a positive demeanour to every encounter I have with my clients. I specialise in helping people with general life struggles, self-esteem, relationships. However, my areas of expertise are not limited to these. I have experience in multiple areas of practice.
087 250 0513 x62
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Cape Town City 8000
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R560 per session
Waitlist for new clients
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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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Claremont 7708
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Waitlist for new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Claire Williams
Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
Verified
I am a Registered Counsellor in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, offering psychological support through a variety of therapeutic interventions, and psychosocial groups. I offer medical aid rate counselling sessions to individuals, couples, and families, in both in practice at Foundations for Life and online via Google Meet. I am fully registered with both the Health Professions Council of South Africa and the Southern African Sexual Health Association.
087 250 0616 x73
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Plumstead 7801
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Heintz Heyneke, Counsellor in Rylands Estate, Western Cape
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
R675 per session
Photo of Danielle Meyer, Counsellor in Rylands Estate, Western Cape
Danielle Meyer
Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
Verified
Life may leave you feeling overwhelmed and stressed. If you find yourself in the middle of a life-transition, crisis or experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression, I can help you navigate through that process. I offer a safe space to work through these issues, ultimately leading to a positive and renewed outlook on life, personal growth and healthy relationships.
087 250 0049 x43
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N1 City 7460
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R480 (individual)R480 (couples)
Photo of Nazanin Madadi-Coetzee. Meet Me On Skype, Counsellor in Rylands Estate, Western Cape
Nazanin Madadi-Coetzee. Meet Me On Skype
Counsellor, MA, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
Verified
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.
087 250 2042 x90
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Century City 7441
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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.