Jeanette Steenkamp

Counselling Psychologist

I am a Counselling Psychologist offering psychotherapy to adults and couples in either English or Afrikaans.

My areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal growth
  • Problems adjusting to life transitions
  • Relationship problems
  • Self-esteem difficulties
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Processing trauma and loss
  • Bereavement

I view every individual I encounter as unique. I therefore alter my psychotherapeutic approach to fit best with the client in front of me. I work mostly from a person-centred approach, including elements of cognitive-behavioural, solution-focused, and narrative psychotherapy.

Person-centred means that I treat you with unconditional positive regard, listen empathically, and attempt to fully understand what has brought you to therapy. Cognitive-behavioural means that along the way I softly challenge any unhelpful cognitive or behavioural patterns which may be keeping you trapped. Solution-focused means that I brainstorm with you possible practical solutions to a problem. You will however remain autonomous in making your own decisions. Narrative in my approach means a future focus on who or what you want to become, incorporating your dreams, goals, and values. If I think it would be most beneficial to you, I may follow a pure psychodynamic approach during which I act mainly as a reflecting mirror. Often this approach requires a longer-term commitment to therapy to reap the full benefits. A psychodynamic approach may however also be used successfully short-term.

I have been in private practice for over 6 years. I completed a Master’s degree in Psychology (full thesis) at Stellenbosch University. When not conducting research, I attended experiential short courses in mindfulness meditation and Jungian psychology. Thereafter I completed my Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Rhodes University. Before entering private practice, I worked at a residential addiction treatment centre for adults.

Prior to studying psychology, I qualified and worked as a Chartered Accountant in external audit and finance for 10 years. During this time, I gained a good understanding of problems faced daily by individuals working in a corporate environment.

Mon-Fri: 8h00 – 18h00
Sat: 8h00 – 12h00

Rate for a 55 minute session is R1100:

  • Online Therapy (Adults & Couples)
  • In-person Individual Therapy (Adults)

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HPCSA Number: PS 0132241
Practice Number:

- The White Lotus Wellness Centre, 79 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001