Therapists in Stellenbosch

Photo of Bryony Niemann, Psychologist in Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Bryony Niemann
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stellenbosch 7600
I am passionate about working with individuals invested in their own personal growth and are willing to invest time, energy and money into their quality of life. I believe strongly in being personally responsible for how you react to events/situations/people, how you shape your life with choices and how you define who you are. I frequently work with individuals processing a variety of life transitions, and those with struggle with symptoms of anxiety and low mood. I value openness to feedback, motivation to engage in a deeper process and a desire to change.
I am passionate about working with individuals invested in their own personal growth and are willing to invest time, energy and money into their quality of life. I believe strongly in being personally responsible for how you react to events/situations/people, how you shape your life with choices and how you define who you are. I frequently work with individuals processing a variety of life transitions, and those with struggle with symptoms of anxiety and low mood. I value openness to feedback, motivation to engage in a deeper process and a desire to change.
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Photo of Hèlet Boustred, Registered Counsellor in Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Hèlet Boustred
Registered Counsellor, BSocSci Hons, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
Stellenbosch 7600
Most of us will be exposed to distressing or difficult events in our lifetime. However, in some cases, these traumatising experiences can have a last effect on our mental wellbeing and day-to-day life. When we are unable to process these events, mental illness such as PTSD, depression and anxiety may emerge. Often, we do not realise that these past traumas can surface as complex mental issues- even after many years of the traumatic event. I can help you work through the difficulties you are facing and guide you towards health and wellbeing once again.
Most of us will be exposed to distressing or difficult events in our lifetime. However, in some cases, these traumatising experiences can have a last effect on our mental wellbeing and day-to-day life. When we are unable to process these events, mental illness such as PTSD, depression and anxiety may emerge. Often, we do not realise that these past traumas can surface as complex mental issues- even after many years of the traumatic event. I can help you work through the difficulties you are facing and guide you towards health and wellbeing once again.
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Photo of Dr. Phillipa Haine, Psychologist in Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Dr. Phillipa Haine
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stellenbosch 7600
My therapy style is non-judgemental and collaborative; creating a warm, trusting and authentic space where clients can explore new insights into themselves while being equipped with skills to bring about constructive change and alleviate distress. Whilst I am guided by evidence-based psychological interventions, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), I acknowledge that mental health is multifaceted and subsequently my approach is strengths-based and holistic. This includes acknowledging the connection between the mind and body and thus considering the role of mental, physical and social factors on overall health and wellbeing.
My therapy style is non-judgemental and collaborative; creating a warm, trusting and authentic space where clients can explore new insights into themselves while being equipped with skills to bring about constructive change and alleviate distress. Whilst I am guided by evidence-based psychological interventions, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), I acknowledge that mental health is multifaceted and subsequently my approach is strengths-based and holistic. This includes acknowledging the connection between the mind and body and thus considering the role of mental, physical and social factors on overall health and wellbeing.
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Photo of Juhanné Britz, Registered Counsellor in Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Juhanné Britz
Registered Counsellor, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
Stellenbosch 7600
Inhale Hope. Exhale Peace. You deserve to thrive.
Inhale Hope. Exhale Peace. You deserve to thrive.
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Photo of Jason Bantjes, Psychologist in Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Jason Bantjes
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stellenbosch 7599
I have more than 20 years’ experience providing psychotherapeutic services to adolescents and young adults. I am interested in the promotion of psychological health and in providing support to individuals who are adjusting to stressful circumstances, struggling with relationships, or experiencing problems with stress and symptoms of depression. I also work in the area of health and sport psychology, to promote optimal wellbeing and peak performance.
I have more than 20 years’ experience providing psychotherapeutic services to adolescents and young adults. I am interested in the promotion of psychological health and in providing support to individuals who are adjusting to stressful circumstances, struggling with relationships, or experiencing problems with stress and symptoms of depression. I also work in the area of health and sport psychology, to promote optimal wellbeing and peak performance.
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Photo of Claire Haggard, Psychologist in Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Claire Haggard
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stellenbosch 7600
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist (PS 0098035), with over 15 years experience offering brief and long term psychotherapeutic intervention, clinical assessment, case management, group psychotherapy and clinical supervision (individual and group therapy). I have practiced in a variety of settings, including the higher education context (including student wellness services at both the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University from 2008-2017), the primary health care setting, the private sector and, more recently, within the context of addiction (Bloemendal Addiction Treatment) and neurodiversity.
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist (PS 0098035), with over 15 years experience offering brief and long term psychotherapeutic intervention, clinical assessment, case management, group psychotherapy and clinical supervision (individual and group therapy). I have practiced in a variety of settings, including the higher education context (including student wellness services at both the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University from 2008-2017), the primary health care setting, the private sector and, more recently, within the context of addiction (Bloemendal Addiction Treatment) and neurodiversity.
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Photo of Carlien Serfontein Counselling, Registered Counsellor in Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Carlien Serfontein Counselling
Registered Counsellor, BSocSci Hons, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stellenbosch 7600
I love what I do. When imagining my ideal future, this is it. This means that you will always feel like a priority, with focus on the little things, and not “just another client”. My love of literature, my Scottish Terriers and Australian Survivor, I am relatable and very easy to get along with. You are welcome, safe and celebrated here. I practice across various special interest fields, relying on psychological modalities that fit each client. ​ My purpose is to assess, support and provide psycho-educational guidance to improve day-to-day mental wellbeing of my clients. I do not offer diagnosis or treatments.
I love what I do. When imagining my ideal future, this is it. This means that you will always feel like a priority, with focus on the little things, and not “just another client”. My love of literature, my Scottish Terriers and Australian Survivor, I am relatable and very easy to get along with. You are welcome, safe and celebrated here. I practice across various special interest fields, relying on psychological modalities that fit each client. ​ My purpose is to assess, support and provide psycho-educational guidance to improve day-to-day mental wellbeing of my clients. I do not offer diagnosis or treatments.
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Hannelie L Spies
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stellenbosch 7600
There are times in life when we feel stuck and there seems to be no way forward. You might struggle to concentrate, feel anxious and stressed all the time, lie awake at night, and get angry for no apparent reason. You might also experiences more severe symptoms like phobias, panic attacks, social anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance abuse, self harm, eating disorders etc. The reason might not be apparent, but sometimes it might relate back to unresolved traumatic experiences you've had growing up like bullying, sexual abuse or rape, family violence, sibling rivalry, parents divorce, death of a loved one.
There are times in life when we feel stuck and there seems to be no way forward. You might struggle to concentrate, feel anxious and stressed all the time, lie awake at night, and get angry for no apparent reason. You might also experiences more severe symptoms like phobias, panic attacks, social anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance abuse, self harm, eating disorders etc. The reason might not be apparent, but sometimes it might relate back to unresolved traumatic experiences you've had growing up like bullying, sexual abuse or rape, family violence, sibling rivalry, parents divorce, death of a loved one.
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Photo of Warda Arnolds, Psychologist in Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Warda Arnolds
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stellenbosch 7600
I offer online and in-person psychotherapy (individual, couple’s, and group) to adults and adolescents (aged 14+). I have worked with people from diverse backgrounds and with a broad spectrum of mental health concerns. I enjoy working with students and also have a particular interest in women's health, anxiety and stress, depression, and infertility. I also offer psychoeducational groups and personal growth workshops.
I offer online and in-person psychotherapy (individual, couple’s, and group) to adults and adolescents (aged 14+). I have worked with people from diverse backgrounds and with a broad spectrum of mental health concerns. I enjoy working with students and also have a particular interest in women's health, anxiety and stress, depression, and infertility. I also offer psychoeducational groups and personal growth workshops.
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Photo of Ryan Marais, General Counsellor in Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Ryan Marais
General Counsellor, ASCHP Wellness Counsellor
Verified Verified
Stellenbosch 7600
I am dedicated to empowering men to lead healthier, happier lives. Whether you're on a journey to improve your mental well-being, or overall lifestyle, you've come to the right place.
I am dedicated to empowering men to lead healthier, happier lives. Whether you're on a journey to improve your mental well-being, or overall lifestyle, you've come to the right place.
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Photo of Angé Nespola, Psychologist in Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Angé Nespola
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stellenbosch 7600
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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Photo of Marie-Louise Van Heerden, Social Worker in Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Marie-Louise Van Heerden
Social Worker, MA, SACSSP
Verified Verified
Stellenbosch 7600
All parents want the best for their children. However, you or your child may sometimes experience difficult situations, such as trauma, adjustments, and losses. Children may then need extra emotional support to work through their emotions. A change in the child's behaviour will be an indication that he or she needs extra help. Children may either have more energy and act out, or they may have less energy and become withdrawn, wanting to isolate themselves from society. In both of these cases, help is available for your child. Marie-Louise van Heerden is a social worker (B.SW) with a master's degree in play-based intervention (M.SW).
All parents want the best for their children. However, you or your child may sometimes experience difficult situations, such as trauma, adjustments, and losses. Children may then need extra emotional support to work through their emotions. A change in the child's behaviour will be an indication that he or she needs extra help. Children may either have more energy and act out, or they may have less energy and become withdrawn, wanting to isolate themselves from society. In both of these cases, help is available for your child. Marie-Louise van Heerden is a social worker (B.SW) with a master's degree in play-based intervention (M.SW).
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Photo of Cicilia Visser in Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Cicilia Visser
MA
Verified Verified
Stellenbosch 7600
If you need to drastically transform your life and career, you are in the right place. I can help you radically improve your relationships, make major career transitions, and become the best version of yourself! I believe in the elasticity of human potential and that anyone can change given the right resources and professional guidance. With 18 years’ combined experience in psychology, corporate consulting, and education, I know what sticks and brings about real and sustainable change in people. My coaching sessions are high-impact and practical to equip people with the necessary skills to thrive despite life’s adversities.
If you need to drastically transform your life and career, you are in the right place. I can help you radically improve your relationships, make major career transitions, and become the best version of yourself! I believe in the elasticity of human potential and that anyone can change given the right resources and professional guidance. With 18 years’ combined experience in psychology, corporate consulting, and education, I know what sticks and brings about real and sustainable change in people. My coaching sessions are high-impact and practical to equip people with the necessary skills to thrive despite life’s adversities.
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Photo of Nina Mensing, General Counsellor in Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Nina Mensing
General Counsellor, ASCHP Specialist Wellness Counsellor
Verified Verified
Stellenbosch 7600  (Online Only)
I love helping clients who are feeling burdened, stuck and overwhelmed by conflict, either in the workspace or within their families. This conflict from be draining, causing anxiety and making my clients feel insecure and burnt-out. Clients who are looking to reduce conflict, create boundaries, manage relationships better and wanting to find peace, even when the actual circumstance cannot be altered, are my ideal client - as together we will formulate options and create alternative perspectives to achieve peace.
I love helping clients who are feeling burdened, stuck and overwhelmed by conflict, either in the workspace or within their families. This conflict from be draining, causing anxiety and making my clients feel insecure and burnt-out. Clients who are looking to reduce conflict, create boundaries, manage relationships better and wanting to find peace, even when the actual circumstance cannot be altered, are my ideal client - as together we will formulate options and create alternative perspectives to achieve peace.
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Photo of Anina Amorim Penas, Psychologist in Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Anina Amorim Penas
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stellenbosch 7600
I offer psychoanalytically oriented individual psychotherapy for people over 18.
I offer psychoanalytically oriented individual psychotherapy for people over 18.
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Photo of JP Theron Clinical Psychologist, Psychologist in Stellenbosch, Western Cape
JP Theron Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stellenbosch 7600
Waitlist for new clients
I offer a reflective space and collaborate relationship for individuals, couples and families who are willing to engage in a process to better understand and think about their emotional and inner lives. Goals therefore does not only include symptom reduction, but longer term understanding and change.
I offer a reflective space and collaborate relationship for individuals, couples and families who are willing to engage in a process to better understand and think about their emotional and inner lives. Goals therefore does not only include symptom reduction, but longer term understanding and change.
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Photo of Elonie De Klerk, Psychologist in Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Elonie De Klerk
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stellenbosch 7600
I work in both private practice in Stellenbosch, South Africa, and online via trusted Telehealth platforms. As a counseling psychologist, I use my training, professional, and personal life experience to guide clients to freedom and healing from past traumas. I see clients from all spheres of life and all ages (individuals and couples). As a trauma survivor and victor myself, I believe it’s possible to heal from any trauma and that we are all able to live the life we were meant to live.
I work in both private practice in Stellenbosch, South Africa, and online via trusted Telehealth platforms. As a counseling psychologist, I use my training, professional, and personal life experience to guide clients to freedom and healing from past traumas. I see clients from all spheres of life and all ages (individuals and couples). As a trauma survivor and victor myself, I believe it’s possible to heal from any trauma and that we are all able to live the life we were meant to live.
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Photo of Alexander Armenis, Psychologist in Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Alexander Armenis
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stellenbosch 7600
Operating from Stellenbosch, nestled in the heart of the historic Cape Winelands, I am an experienced clinical psychologist qualified to diagnose and treat a host of mental health issues. Passionate about working with adolescents, adults, couples and families; services range from managing day-to-day life stresses to treating severe mental health challenges such as anxiety and depression. My focus is on working with clients in a way that best suits their unique needs. I am dedicated to providing client-centered interventions within a warm and tranquil setting.
Operating from Stellenbosch, nestled in the heart of the historic Cape Winelands, I am an experienced clinical psychologist qualified to diagnose and treat a host of mental health issues. Passionate about working with adolescents, adults, couples and families; services range from managing day-to-day life stresses to treating severe mental health challenges such as anxiety and depression. My focus is on working with clients in a way that best suits their unique needs. I am dedicated to providing client-centered interventions within a warm and tranquil setting.
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Photo of Cicilia Visser, Psychologist in Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Cicilia Visser
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Stellenbosch 7600
If you need to drastically transform your life and career, you are at the right place. With a solid academic basis (PhD candidate: Coaching Psychology & Masters Psychology: Cum Laude) plus 20+ years combined experience in psychology, corporate consulting, and training, I can help you radically improve your relationships, (re)discover your purpose, build stronger relationships, and develop the tools to deal with stress, anxiety, depression, and burnout, through improving your Emotional and Social Intelligence.
If you need to drastically transform your life and career, you are at the right place. With a solid academic basis (PhD candidate: Coaching Psychology & Masters Psychology: Cum Laude) plus 20+ years combined experience in psychology, corporate consulting, and training, I can help you radically improve your relationships, (re)discover your purpose, build stronger relationships, and develop the tools to deal with stress, anxiety, depression, and burnout, through improving your Emotional and Social Intelligence.
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Hitchcock Mediation and Therapy
Social Worker, MA
Verified Verified
Stellenbosch 7600
I practice as a Family Mediator and Relationship Consultant. During therapy I endeavor to empower people by enhancing their natural problem-solving skills, communication abilities and negotiation strategies to bring about change within their unique circumstances.
I practice as a Family Mediator and Relationship Consultant. During therapy I endeavor to empower people by enhancing their natural problem-solving skills, communication abilities and negotiation strategies to bring about change within their unique circumstances.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Stellenbosch

70+

Average cost per session

R850

Counsellors in Stellenbosch who prioritize treating:

84% Stress
81% Anxiety
74% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
68% Coping Skills
66% Depression
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% Discovery Health
91% GEMS
91% Bonitas

How Counsellors in Stellenbosch see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

68% Female
32% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Stellenbosch?

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.