Family / Parenting Therapists

Dr Akashni Maharaj

Bellair Psychology Centre, Durban

Counselling Psychologist

Dr. Akashni is a counseling psychologist and hypnotherapist practicing in the Bellair area. She currently works only with adults in hypnosis. She has integrated hypnosis in sport psychology. She has many requests from athletes and coaches who specifically for hypnosis to be conducted as part of a therapeutic programme to enhance as well as cope with the pressures of performance. She works with many individuals who require past life regression.

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Kerry Acheson

Table View, Cape Town

Counselling Psychologist and Life Coach

In today’s fast-paced, do-it-all, distracted, disconnected world, we often find ourselves burnt out, overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. If, like me, you are a highly sensitive person (HSP), then managing the overstimulation of day-to-day life takes special care. When crisis hits, it can be hard to hold on to a sense of hope or faith.

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Terri Harford

Southern Suburbs & Southern Peninsula / Online

Counselling Psychologist

I am a Cape Town based Counselling Psychologist with over 20 years experience in Mindful Based therapeutic group work. I provide an empathetic and supportive environment in which to work alongside you to discover what may be causing suffering, blockages, unhappiness or tension in your life, and assist you in bringing about the transformation necessary to experience a sense of equilibrium, groundedness, motivation and centredness of being.

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The Marriage and Family Institute SA (TMFISA)

Edenburg, Rivonia, Sandton | Brooklyn, Pretoria

Marriage and Family Counselling

The M&FISA provides therapy, counselling, educational and empowerment programs to help individuals, couples and families to navigate the everyday conflicts and challenges towards healthy and fulfilling lives and relationships.

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Vanessa Wright

Berea, Durban

Counselling Psychologist

People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. In my practice I help people to work through such issues in a supportive and non-judgemental environment. I work holistically with children, teens, adults and families.

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Andrea Thornton

Claremont, Cape Town / Online

Wellness Counsellor

I am a Counsellor and Life Coach who strives to offer a compassionate and caring space for clients to explore various areas of difficulties including anxiety, life transition issues, self-esteem challenges, relationship issues and general life stressors and concerns.

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Veniece Lazarou

Noordheuwel, Krugersdorp

Registered Counsellor | Play Therapist

Veniece is a registered counsellor and play therapist in Krugersdorp. She has always loved working with children and has done so in various ways over the last 15 years. Her career in Play Therapy enhances all the knowledge and experience that she has gained in her work with children and compliments her passion in supporting children in reaching their full emotional potential.

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Simone Friess

Camps Bay, Cape Town

Clinical Psychologist

I have worked as a clinical psychologist for over 20 years and see people facing various problems in their life, such as in the areas of depression or anxiety (e.g. panic attacks), stress related issues, relationship difficulties, adjustment to life change, trauma, loss and bereavement, eating disorders and addiction. I also see couples and families and advise on parenting issues and school readiness. Languages: English, German and Afrikaans.

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Jan-Hendrik Meyer

Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands

Clinical Psychologist

I am a Clinical Psychologist working in Stellenbosch, offering a therapeutic service to children, adolescents and parents. I focus on assessment and treatment of anxiety, low mood/depression, ADHD, and developmental and behavioural problems. Parenting support forms an important part of the effective treatment as well as prevention of further problems.

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Prof. Gertie Pretorius

Randpark Ridge, Randburg, Johannesburg

Counselling Psychologist

Prof has been registered as a Counselling Psychologist for the past 40 years and as a Research Psychologist for the past 13 years. She is currently in private practice where she fulfils her vocation as a therapist, facilitating healing, growth and resilience in her clients. The aim of therapy is always to facilitate constructive change and to find meaning in everyday life challenges.

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Andrew Carlyle

Mowbray, Cape Town

Clinical Psychologist

I am a clinical psychologist in private practice. I work with adults and older adolescents in short-term and long-term psychotherapy, addressing problems such as anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, life-decisions, business difficulties, addictions, eating disorders, problems pursuing goals and parenting issues. I particularly enjoy working with couples and have special interests in fertility treatment and in adult ADHD. My expertise is in helping people to find the essence of their own experience and to find their direction from within.

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Michelle Beneke

Clydesdale / Sunnyside, Pretoria

Clinical Psychologist

I am a Clinical Psychologist working with adults and children both in long term and short-term therapy in Pretoria. I work with people who are traumatised and or stressed, people who might be finding themselves at a crossroad in life and also people who are looking for more optimal ways of relating. I work with children and adults in individual psychotherapy.

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Thandazile Mtetwa

Pretoria East, Wapadrand

Clinical Psychologist

I am Thandazile Mtetwa, a Clinical Psychologist. I work with individuals (adults& elderly), couples & families. I am primarily informed by the Systems thinking, however, I tailor therapeutic plans to suit the client and their difficulty. As such, I frequently use other therapeutic modalities.

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Michael Kallenbach

Parkhurst, Randburg, Johannesburg

Couples Counsellor / Relationship Therapist

Michael Kallenbach is a qualified and experienced couples counsellor/relationship therapist who trained at the world-renowned Tavistock Institute in London. Since moving back to Johannesburg recently, he has set up a private practice for couples and individuals in Parkhurst. Don’t wait until your relationship is in trouble – contact Michael today.

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Lori Shifrin

Kirstenbosch, Southern Suburbs, Cape Town / Online

Clinical Social Worker

I specialise in helping individuals overcome a wide range of mental health challenges, trauma, relationship with food and body, anxiety and stress, including grief and loss, postpartum and motherhood stressors as well as digital wellness. I will equip you with tools unique to your process to facilitate the shift that you so deeply desire. I work both in-person & online.

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Heidi Nestler

Wendywood, Sandton, Johannesburg

Social Worker in Private Practice

Social Worker in clinical practice and accredited Group Analyst in Wendywood, Sandton, offering: individual psychotherapy; marriage/couple therapy; trauma or grief counselling; life-change counselling; employee wellness; fertility treatment support; group therapy. Cash practice. BHF practice number for medical aid purposes. Available weekdays and Saturdays.

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Letitia Kleynhans

Hoedspruit

Counsellor

I am an experienced counsellor specializing in Trauma and Child and Family counselling. With 13 years of teaching under my belt and three boys to raise, I have honed my skills in Play Therapy, Art Therapy, and CBT. My focus on Child and Family Counselling allows me to utilize my Honours B.Psych in counselling degree and teaching qualification to their full potential. My strength as a teacher lies in building connections with my students and fostering their social and emotional growth for a positive learning experience. While teaching is one of my passions, it's my ability to help children grow and become confident in their environment and abilities that motivates me to continue counselling and help children and families to make meaningful connections. I draw from my personal experience raising three neurodiverse children to provide valuable parenting strategies and coping skills. As a counsellor, I understand the importance of parenting, and I am fully aware of the challenges it can bring. My goal is to assist parents in navigating these challenges and support families through difficult times.

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Elonie De Klerk

Stellenbosch, Winelands, Cape Town

Counselling Psychologist

My hope for my clients is to determine which area of their life needs healing and improvement. I follow a client centred approach and rely on a variety of Therapeutic Approaches (Ego-state Therapy, Eye Movement Integration Therapy, Hypnosis and Brain Working Recursive Therapy) to assist with your healing and growth.

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Michelle Bennett

Kloof, Durban

Counselling Psychologist

Registered Counselling Psychologist with over 20 years private practice experience in Durban. I offer both Individual and Couple counselling. Both face to face sessions in my practice in Kloof, Durban and online/remote sessions are offered. I adapt the therapeutic framework to the unique individual presenting concerns in order to achieve the best results. Privacy, confidentiality and varying belief systems are treated with the utmost respect.

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Janet Gibbins

Sandton, Johannesburg

Social Work Therapist

I am a registered counsellor and social worker and have extensive experience in working with adolescents. The adolescent years are known as the "turbulent years" and can be daunting for teenagers and their families. Consulting with a professional counsellor can make the navigation of these stormy years a lot easier.

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