Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Rylands Estate

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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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Shabaana Osman
Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
Verified
Self-esteem, relational and familial issues, trauma , depression and anxiety are just some of the areas I am qualified in.
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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Sadia Southgate
Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
Verified
Areas of interest include; bullying, anger management, anxiety, ptsd , trauma , self-esteem, bereavement, behavioural issues, couples counselling, stress and any difficulties coping with life and challenges within yourself or family.
Counselling has become a part of my life and I believe that we should all strive to be our true authentic self. Counselling is not just a career but a calling where I can see how my purpose fuels my passion. Working as an effective, competent counsellor is what drives the level of integrity and willingness to see a difference in clients’ lives. Therefore I am dedicated to provide psychological services to individuals, toddlers, adolescents, young adults, adults, groups, couples and families. My aim is to create a space where clients can be their authentic self's.
087 250 2389 x94
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Plumstead 7800
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Colette Ann Rodrigues
Counsellor, MA
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about assisting people reach a place of contentment and fulfillment, be they coming from a place of loss and grief, life changes and divorce, trauma or bad choices. I am a qualified in EMDR. Inter-relational dynamics and family health are important, including communication, personal awareness and growth . I work strongly with children (play therapy), adolescents and adults around transitions, divorce, coping, trauma , grief and self development. My skills include addictions and co-dependency, mediation services, parenting plans and family assessments for care of children, helping children adjust and cope with change.
087 250 2042 x41
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Wynberg 7800
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Laura Bester
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
My areas of interest include (but are not limited to) anxiety, depression, anger, trauma , bereavement, self-limiting or self-defeating behaviour patterns, identity, self-esteem, relationship conflict / interpersonal difficulties, and major life stressors and changes.
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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Wynberg 7800
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Liesl Eliastam
Psychologist, MSocSci, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
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.
087 250 0616 x23
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Wynberg 7800
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Romi Tollman
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
My areas of interest include (but are not limited to): Trauma , Depression, Bipolar I/II, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Personality Disorders, Bereavement / Loss Bullying, Abuse, Self Harm / Injury Relationship Challenges, Self Esteem Development, Identity, Body Image.
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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Wynberg 7800
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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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Ottery 7800
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Elretha Bartlett
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I’m Elretha – a Counselling Psychologist based in Wynberg, Cape Town. I work with children, adolescents, and adults in both English and Afrikaans. People seek therapy for a broad range of reasons. Some of the areas I assist with include: processing trauma and abuse, navigating relationship difficulties, parent-child relationship distress, life changes, or loss and bereavement; managing mood and anxiety disorders, addiction, eating disorders, sexual identity matters, self-development and blockages to creativity.
087 250 2389 x61
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Plumstead 7800
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Sharmilah Adams-Israel
Counsellor
Services offered include : Family therapy Marriage counselling , Trauma counselling, Individual therapy, Addiction Consulting Play therapy ,Transformational work, Intergenerational Trauma , Islamic Psychology, Dealing with anxiety and mental health.
Hi prospective Client . I am Sharmilah. As you contemplate which option towards healing and recovery, let me congratulate you on taking the FIRST Step towards healing.
087 250 2837 x64
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Penlyn Estate 7780
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Reach2Root Trauma Counseling
PhD
Dr Drea is an internationally acclaimed CBT and psychodynamic psychologist and mindset-coach. Her specialty is transcognitive trauma therapy in order to reach deeper into the root of the problem, including depression, anxiety, OCD, neuroses, addiction, blocks, eating disorders & obesity, anger management, relationships (https://reach2root.wix.com/therapy), grief and related compound traumas ( PTSD ). Her work is process-driven. Half rates for phone or WhatsApp call-in sessions, predominantly online consults (Zoom, Whatsapp or Skype) - call in for an after hours phone consult 0722150637
087 250 0513 x74
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Plumstead 7800
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Sehorane Mavis Lehlomela
Counsellor, BSocSci Hons, SACSSP
Verified
Verified
i have been working with people who experienced trauma because of war in their countries and children who were separated from their parents.
My name is Sehorane Lehlomela affectionately known as Seho, a Social Worker who has interests in working with children and adults who experience life challenges. I specialize in trauma counselling, health and wellness, marriage and family counselling as well as stress related issues. I know seeking professional help is not easy for people especially for men whom the society portrait as strong. It is okay, i am here to listen to you, help you every step of the way until you are okay.
087 250 0513 x51
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Parktown 7764
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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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Wynberg 7800
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Simone Bowyer
Counsellor
Verified
Verified
My experience includes providing one on one counselling to individuals across a wide range of topics such as trauma , grief and loss, relationship difficulties, substance abuse, and eating disorders, as well as running codependency groups, and providing life coaching.
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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Wynberg 7800
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Alexander Pennington
MSc
One of the main wellsprings of therapy is love. People arrive with spilling pockets and framed seams from various forms of love gone wrong, each with their own story: of love that has nowhere to go; a love lost or denied, twisted or betrayed, perverted and shackled to violence. These broken attachments are what I work with. Having studied the science, history, philosophy and art of therapy for 10 years, I know that when people get enough exposure to kindness, sanity, and care, we can empty those pockets and knit seams together.
087 250 2748 x32
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Wynberg 7800
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Tanya Oosthuyzen
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice offering therapy and assessment to adults, adolescents and couples. I work with all forms psychological distress and clinical disorders as well as those who wish to gain increased self knowledge and growth through the psychotherapeutic relationship. I also provide supervision for other professionals.
087 250 0162 x18
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Plumstead 7800
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Tamsyn Alfino
Counsellor, MSocSci
Verified
Verified
Hi! I'm Tamsyn and I offer a supportive space for reflection, growth and healing to adults, adolescents and children experiencing mild-moderate mental health symptoms that impact on their day-to-day lives.
087 250 0049 x18
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Diep River 7800
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Foundation Care: Social Worker in Private Practice
Counsellor, MA
Verified
Verified
Your current situation in life most probably is not where you would want to be. My aim is to help you start the process of ' laying the foundation to a HEALTHIER you'. I am always updating my knowledge and skills so that i can provide evidence based practices that would assist you in your journey.
087 250 0536 x45
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Plumstead 7800
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New Leaf Counselling
Psychologist, HPCSA - Ind. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Clients have different needs that they would seek assistance with from a competent professional. The client needs to be heard and their feelings validated. I provide a safe and confidential space for clients 14 years old and above to engage with me. My specialist Counselling knowledge and approach will put the client at ease and allow the therapy to take its course. I acknowledge that each individual requires different levels of support and based on that, I apply my technique of empathetic listening and appropriate counselling as required.
087 250 2748 x62
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Athlone 7764
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Tina Koyounoglou
Counsellor, BSocSci Hons, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified
Verified
Everybody faces challenges at different stages of life. Some greater than others. I enjoy witnessing the strength of the human spirit and the will to survive. I aim is to help the client to focus on their strengths (rather than their weaknesses). Furthermore to capitalise on their strengths and to realise their full potential. In times of crisis people tend to forget that they have actually overcome so much in life already and given the support they will be able to do so again. My motto is: Never Give Up!
087 250 0162 x31
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Wynberg 7800
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Trauma and PTSD Counsellors

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.