Therapists in Western Cape

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Photo of Letitia Williams, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Letitia Williams
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
I'm Letitia Williams, a registered Counselling Psychologist in Claremont, Cape Town. Welcome to a space where psychological well-being is paramount. My aim is to provide clients, regardless of their background, with the support and guidance needed to conquer the diverse challenges life presents. I believe in equipping clients with essential skills and strategies that not only aid in overcoming these hurdles but also foster emotional growth and resilience. By tailoring the therapeutic approach to each client’s unique needs and aspirations, we work collaboratively to pave the way towards a well-rounded and resilient life.
I'm Letitia Williams, a registered Counselling Psychologist in Claremont, Cape Town. Welcome to a space where psychological well-being is paramount. My aim is to provide clients, regardless of their background, with the support and guidance needed to conquer the diverse challenges life presents. I believe in equipping clients with essential skills and strategies that not only aid in overcoming these hurdles but also foster emotional growth and resilience. By tailoring the therapeutic approach to each client’s unique needs and aspirations, we work collaboratively to pave the way towards a well-rounded and resilient life.
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Mamta Govind
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
If you have found yourself scrolling here, I understand that you may be grappling with something in your life that is causing you to feel down, worried & maybe stuck. Maybe it is a lifelong challenge, traumas you have experienced or maybe you are struggling with the loss of a loved one or adjusting to a new life change. Perhaps your relationships are suffering or you feel stuck in your personal growth. You are not alone. I am here to walk this journey with you by providing a safe space & connection that can allow you to explore, heal, overcome & flourish. " Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls..."- Kahil Gibran
If you have found yourself scrolling here, I understand that you may be grappling with something in your life that is causing you to feel down, worried & maybe stuck. Maybe it is a lifelong challenge, traumas you have experienced or maybe you are struggling with the loss of a loved one or adjusting to a new life change. Perhaps your relationships are suffering or you feel stuck in your personal growth. You are not alone. I am here to walk this journey with you by providing a safe space & connection that can allow you to explore, heal, overcome & flourish. " Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls..."- Kahil Gibran
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Photo of Timmy Joji, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Timmy Joji
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ndabeni 7405
I've worked with multiple age groups and populations - informing me of the differences, and the commonalities in the human experience. I take an eclectic approach- looking at personality dynamics, thought patterns and the resulting behaviours.
I've worked with multiple age groups and populations - informing me of the differences, and the commonalities in the human experience. I take an eclectic approach- looking at personality dynamics, thought patterns and the resulting behaviours.
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Photo of Marelize Swart, PhD, HPCSA - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Marelize Swart
Psychologist, PhD, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
When it comes to your sexuality: "Are you successful in your career and other areas of your life and yet feel unfulfilled sexually?" And what about your life in general: "Do you often feel stuck and in "auto-pilot mood" yet yearning for more in your life??"
When it comes to your sexuality: "Are you successful in your career and other areas of your life and yet feel unfulfilled sexually?" And what about your life in general: "Do you often feel stuck and in "auto-pilot mood" yet yearning for more in your life??"
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Photo of Jean Alfeld, MA, General Counsellor
Jean Alfeld
General Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Are you going through a life change or challenge? Are you feeling stuck? I have 30 years of experience as a counsellor & career coach, working with children, teens & adults - young and old. I've worked privately, in non-profit and education sectors, in SA & Switzerland. If you are struggling with a personal or professional issue, going through a crisis or a transition, or need to think through options & make decisions, then I would love to support you. I have a holisitic approach & am a practical, goal-oriented counsellor who can help you understand yourself, focus on your development & move forward with confidence and positivity.
Are you going through a life change or challenge? Are you feeling stuck? I have 30 years of experience as a counsellor & career coach, working with children, teens & adults - young and old. I've worked privately, in non-profit and education sectors, in SA & Switzerland. If you are struggling with a personal or professional issue, going through a crisis or a transition, or need to think through options & make decisions, then I would love to support you. I have a holisitic approach & am a practical, goal-oriented counsellor who can help you understand yourself, focus on your development & move forward with confidence and positivity.
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Photo of Glynnis Ann Green, MA, Registered Counsellor
Glynnis Ann Green
Registered Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
I am a registered counsellor in Psychology. Prior to qualifying as a therapist, I started my career as a teacher. During these years as a teacher, I realised the great need that existed for a safe space for individuals to journey with someone who would help them with hurt, loss and trauma. It was then that I embraced the world of psychology. At that time and presently, I feel passionate about helping those who are hurting, broken-hearted, hopeless and overwhelmed and traumatised.
I am a registered counsellor in Psychology. Prior to qualifying as a therapist, I started my career as a teacher. During these years as a teacher, I realised the great need that existed for a safe space for individuals to journey with someone who would help them with hurt, loss and trauma. It was then that I embraced the world of psychology. At that time and presently, I feel passionate about helping those who are hurting, broken-hearted, hopeless and overwhelmed and traumatised.
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Charlotte Koehorst
MA
Verified Verified
Music therapy has proven benefits for people facing challenges in mental health, or simply interested in self-growth. During group or individual sessions clients learn how to connect with others, and practise presence & flow through improvisation. No musical experience necessary. Other MT specialisation areas include motor-neuron disease (Parkinson's, Stroke) speech & developmental delay and neurodiversity (Autism spectrum), as well as Alzheimer's disease. Music is a therapeutic medium which bypasses verbal processes and activates more parts of the brain than any other activity.
Music therapy has proven benefits for people facing challenges in mental health, or simply interested in self-growth. During group or individual sessions clients learn how to connect with others, and practise presence & flow through improvisation. No musical experience necessary. Other MT specialisation areas include motor-neuron disease (Parkinson's, Stroke) speech & developmental delay and neurodiversity (Autism spectrum), as well as Alzheimer's disease. Music is a therapeutic medium which bypasses verbal processes and activates more parts of the brain than any other activity.
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Photo of John Soderlund, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
John Soderlund
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Therapy is only likely to be effective when the therapist and client have a relationship that is based on integrity, trust, safety and the absence of judgement. Creating that space is my overriding priority. When the therapy space is safe, we are able to explore our emotional lives, our relationships, our work, our play and our intrapersonal dynamics in ways that allow for a deeper consideration of what is best for us and those around us. I work with whatever is most important to you at this chapter of your life with a view to crafting the the most considered choice.
Therapy is only likely to be effective when the therapist and client have a relationship that is based on integrity, trust, safety and the absence of judgement. Creating that space is my overriding priority. When the therapy space is safe, we are able to explore our emotional lives, our relationships, our work, our play and our intrapersonal dynamics in ways that allow for a deeper consideration of what is best for us and those around us. I work with whatever is most important to you at this chapter of your life with a view to crafting the the most considered choice.
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Photo of Nina Mensing, ASCHP Specialist Wellness Counsellor, General Counsellor
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 Hlami Maluleke, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Hlami Maluleke
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Creating a space where clients can explore their authentic selves is paramount in the therapeutic process. This requires forming a human connection with the client whilst maintaining the therapeutic relationship. As human beings we strive to form an understanding of ourselves, others and the world - this fosters connection, awareness and acceptance, all of which play a fundamental role in the healing process.
Creating a space where clients can explore their authentic selves is paramount in the therapeutic process. This requires forming a human connection with the client whilst maintaining the therapeutic relationship. As human beings we strive to form an understanding of ourselves, others and the world - this fosters connection, awareness and acceptance, all of which play a fundamental role in the healing process.
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Photo of Tina Koyounoglou, BSocSci Hons, HPCSA - Counsellor, Registered Counsellor
Tina Koyounoglou
Registered Counsellor, BSocSci Hons, HPCSA - Counsellor
Verified Verified
Everybody faces challenges at different stages of life. Some greater than others. I am always amazed at the strength of the human spirit and the will to survive. My 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 need, they will be able continue to do so. My motto is: Never Give Up. Don’t underestimate yourself. There is always a Plan B!
Everybody faces challenges at different stages of life. Some greater than others. I am always amazed at the strength of the human spirit and the will to survive. My 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 need, they will be able continue to do so. My motto is: Never Give Up. Don’t underestimate yourself. There is always a Plan B!
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Margie Pankhurst
Art Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Drama therapy is an embodied practice that is active and experiential. I have a person-centred approach: radical acceptance, unconditional positive regard with a non-directive stance. I strive to work with the healthy resilience of the individual or group, creating a sense of safety in the present so that personal challenges can be explored in a contained way. Whilst creativity is the foundation for curiosity and expression, the sessions are client led focusing on their preferred mode of expression. The work (with children and adults) is trauma informed and diversity sensitive. Restoring and encouraging agency is ever present
Drama therapy is an embodied practice that is active and experiential. I have a person-centred approach: radical acceptance, unconditional positive regard with a non-directive stance. I strive to work with the healthy resilience of the individual or group, creating a sense of safety in the present so that personal challenges can be explored in a contained way. Whilst creativity is the foundation for curiosity and expression, the sessions are client led focusing on their preferred mode of expression. The work (with children and adults) is trauma informed and diversity sensitive. Restoring and encouraging agency is ever present
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Photo of Maryam Khan Waglay, MA, HPCSA - Ind. Psych., Psychologist
Maryam Khan Waglay
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Ind. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hi, My name is Maryam Khan Waglay, Psychologist, specializing in various forms of Counselling with individuals and groups. My client issues stem from personal and work related problems. My interest is Employee wellness, Organizational challenges, Career Coaching and Trauma therapy using specialist knowledge in Counselling and coaching, rooted in psychological principles; organizational development, HR consulting, career development & assessments. I offer counselling for anxiety, depression, stress, self esteem and confidence building utilizing various assessments and psychometric evaluations.
Hi, My name is Maryam Khan Waglay, Psychologist, specializing in various forms of Counselling with individuals and groups. My client issues stem from personal and work related problems. My interest is Employee wellness, Organizational challenges, Career Coaching and Trauma therapy using specialist knowledge in Counselling and coaching, rooted in psychological principles; organizational development, HR consulting, career development & assessments. I offer counselling for anxiety, depression, stress, self esteem and confidence building utilizing various assessments and psychometric evaluations.
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Photo of Romy van Leeve, MPsych, HPCSA - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Romy van Leeve
Psychologist, MPsych, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Gardens 8001
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 Blythe Brigg, BSocSci Hons, General Counsellor
Blythe Brigg
General Counsellor, BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hey there, I'm Blythe Brigg, a dedicated Specialist Wellness Counsellor registered with ASCHP and holding a B.Soc.Sc(Hons) in Psychology. My journey has taken me across the country and overseas, enriching me with insights into diverse cultures and life situations. Psychology isn't just my job; it's my passion, my purpose. I'm here to support individuals facing challenges such as addiction, anxiety, neurodivergence, personality disorders, and trauma. What makes my approach unique is my commitment to equipping clients with practical tools that resonate long after our sessions end.
Hey there, I'm Blythe Brigg, a dedicated Specialist Wellness Counsellor registered with ASCHP and holding a B.Soc.Sc(Hons) in Psychology. My journey has taken me across the country and overseas, enriching me with insights into diverse cultures and life situations. Psychology isn't just my job; it's my passion, my purpose. I'm here to support individuals facing challenges such as addiction, anxiety, neurodivergence, personality disorders, and trauma. What makes my approach unique is my commitment to equipping clients with practical tools that resonate long after our sessions end.
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Photo of Bryony McCormick, BSocSci Hons, Registered Counsellor
Bryony McCormick
Registered Counsellor, BSocSci Hons
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm Bryony and I'm a Registered Counsellor (RC). As an RC I am here to extend psychological services and make them accessible to you. I conduct psychological and preventative interventions that promote and enhance psychosocial well-being for individuals from age 13 upward and couples. I am passionate about working with adults on the pre and postnatal journey on an individual basis or as a couple.
I'm Bryony and I'm a Registered Counsellor (RC). As an RC I am here to extend psychological services and make them accessible to you. I conduct psychological and preventative interventions that promote and enhance psychosocial well-being for individuals from age 13 upward and couples. I am passionate about working with adults on the pre and postnatal journey on an individual basis or as a couple.
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Gabrielle Williams
Registered Counsellor
Verified Verified
Do you struggle with anxiety and depressive symptoms? Are you tired of carrying the world on your shoulders? Stressed? Do you find yourself in constant conflict with those around you? Sometimes life just beats us down and we want to get back up but need a little bit of help to do so.
Do you struggle with anxiety and depressive symptoms? Are you tired of carrying the world on your shoulders? Stressed? Do you find yourself in constant conflict with those around you? Sometimes life just beats us down and we want to get back up but need a little bit of help to do so.
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Photo of Karen Kleinot, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Karen Kleinot
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Fish Hoek 7975  (Online Only)
Focusing on short term therapy, providing tools for facilitating growth and achieving solutions. Trauma work in order to empower and re-gain function, by combing various disciplines.
Focusing on short term therapy, providing tools for facilitating growth and achieving solutions. Trauma work in order to empower and re-gain function, by combing various disciplines.
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Photo of Leonie M Dippenaar, General Counsellor
Leonie M Dippenaar
General Counsellor
Verified Verified
Mossel Bay 6506  (Online Only)
Leonie is a Transformative Mindset Coach/counselor. Are you tired of being stuck in survival mode? Grief, sadness, Loss over what if? Guilt and shame holding you bondage? Do you question life, wanting to give up? Is living a lie draining your life force? With Abandonment issues, comes Fear, Anxiety, and Trauma. Not feeling heard! Old coping habits of self-destructive Addictions blocking your life and repeatedly setting yourself up for failure! Excuses - Be gone, shift your mind. Let Leonie help you Reset that feeling of loss and hopelessness. Learn to Take back self-control, bring in balance and find your Joy through acceptance.
Leonie is a Transformative Mindset Coach/counselor. Are you tired of being stuck in survival mode? Grief, sadness, Loss over what if? Guilt and shame holding you bondage? Do you question life, wanting to give up? Is living a lie draining your life force? With Abandonment issues, comes Fear, Anxiety, and Trauma. Not feeling heard! Old coping habits of self-destructive Addictions blocking your life and repeatedly setting yourself up for failure! Excuses - Be gone, shift your mind. Let Leonie help you Reset that feeling of loss and hopelessness. Learn to Take back self-control, bring in balance and find your Joy through acceptance.
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Photo of Martin Dutton, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Martin Dutton
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
In practice, I work from an eclectic approach as I have found therapeutic flexibility to be helpful in meeting my patients’ needs. My therapeutic approach mainly draws initially from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Insight-Oriented and Psychodynamic psychotherapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). If need be, I will use other modalities.
In practice, I work from an eclectic approach as I have found therapeutic flexibility to be helpful in meeting my patients’ needs. My therapeutic approach mainly draws initially from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Insight-Oriented and Psychodynamic psychotherapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). If need be, I will use other modalities.
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See more therapy options for Western Cape

How does your Counsellor compare?

Average cost per session

R700

Counsellors in Western Cape who prioritize treating:

72% Anxiety
64% Self Esteem
64% Stress
62% Relationship Issues
57% Depression
57% Coping Skills
54% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% Discovery Health
88% Bonitas
82% Fedhealth

How Counsellors in Western Cape see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Western Cape?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.