Play Therapy Therapists

Tanja Smuts

Bellville, Cape Town

Clinical Psychologist

I offer short and long term psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults, including parent-infant/ child psychotherapy. My aim is to facilitate a safe, non-judgemental and creative space that stimulates a process of self-reflection, self-expression and growth. I also conduct clinical assessments of children. I consult in English and Afrikaans.

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Mariaan Brand

Bellville, Northern Suburbs, Cape Town

Social Worker

I am is a social worker in private practice that work with toddlers from the age of 3 years old and older and use a play therapy process to create a non-threatening, safe and comfortable environment to help children express their feelings and thoughts and deal with difficult painful emotional issues. Play is a child’s language and toys are their words. Through the use of different types of play and creative therapeutic methods and the development of a safe therapeutic relationship, children are helped to deal with painful emotional issues. During the play therapy process children’s sense of self enhance, they are assisted to integrate thoughts, emotions and behaviour, change negative behaviours, enhance adaptive functioning and achieve optimal growth and development.

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Laura Traver-de Sousa

Gallo Manor, Bryanston, Sandton, Johannesburg

Registered Counsellor & Play Therapist

I am a Registered Counsellor and Play Therapist in Private Practice in Sandton. I dedicate myself to working with children, adolescents and adults in a space where I can relate to the client as a person rather than to impose a clinical professional relationship on them. Additionally, I offer couples and family therapy

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Dr Sonia Joubert – Thinking Fit

Linden, Randburg, Johannesburg

Registered Psychologist

I am well versed in working with all cultures and spiritual orientations. My practice is in the intimate surroundings of a home with a beautiful garden. I am flexible and skilled to serve an inclusive population of adults, teenagers and children; from work related and emotional challenges, personal development, relationships and parenting, to learning difficulties.

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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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Shelley Roe-Berning

Edenvale, Johannesburg

Counselling Psychologist

I am a counselling psychologist based in Edenvale, Johannesburg. I work with children, teens and adults, as well as couples and families.

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Richard Parry

Parkview, Johannesburg

Clinical Psychologist

I am a Clinical Psychologist working in Parkview, Johannesburg. I use a number of approaches (psychoanalytic, CBT, & person-centred to name a few) in my work, treating a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, bipolar mood disorder, ADHD, and stress management. I offer appointments outside of working hours.

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Liesl Kaan

Victory Park, Randburg, Johannesburg

Social Worker

I am a social worker, working in private practice at Therapy Space in Victory Park, Johannesburg. I specialise in both play therapy with children, individual therapy with teens and adults. My goal is to create a holding environment where both adults and children feel safe to express there thoughts and feelings within a non-judgemental environment.

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Brenda Cowley

Constantia, Cape Town

Educational Psychologist / Infant Mental Health Specialist

I work with parents and their infants/toddlers between the ages of 0-3. My work focuses on attachment parenting and ranges from general parenting advice to dealing with more complicated issues such as feeding difficulties, anxiety or excessive crying. I enjoy assisting parents with adopted babies/toddlers and also see mothers (and fathers) who are suffering from postnatal anxiety and depression. In addition, I work with adults in individual psychotherapy.

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Prof. Gertie Pretorius

Randpark Ridge, Randburg, Johannesburg

Counselling Psychologist

Professor Gertie Pretorius is a Counselling Psychologist for 36 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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Elana Rochér

Pellisier, Bloemfontein

Counselling Psychologist

Sudden change, distress or trauma creates a sense of loss of what was once known. A safe holding space provides the opportunity to build growth and resilience. A compassionate and confidential therapy relationship provides such a holding space.

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Margie Wilson

Orchards/Norwood, Johannesburg

Counselling psychologist

Margie runs her private practice in Orchards/Norwood, in a tranquil garden setting. She works with clients of all ages and walks of life, offering therapy for adults, couples, adolescents, families, and play therapy for children.

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Charlene Cole

Edenvale, Germiston, Johannesburg

Counselling Psychologist

I am a Counselling Psychologist working in private practice in Edenvale Johannesburg. I specialise in Play therapy with children, and individual psychotherapy for adolescents. I additionally offer comprehensive Psycho- educational assessments for children and adolescents.

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Sean Neveling

Rivonia, Johannesburg

Educational Psychologist

An educational psychologist based in Rivonia with a special interest in working with children, adolescents and couples. I have experience in education, sport and performance and working with survivors of traumatic head injuries.

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Jaydon Immerman

Rosebank & Victory Park, Randburg, Johannesburg

Clinical Psychologist

I am a registered Clinical Psychologist practising in Rosebank and Victory Park, Johannesburg. I have been in practice for 12 years. I offer short and long term therapy, and work with adults and adolescents. I specialize in CBT and have an interst in self-esteem, anger management, mood disorders and anxiety. My work also includes neuropsychological assessment and sports psychology.

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Michelle Dixon

Hillcrest, Durban

Counselling Psychologist

I am a registered Counselling Psychologist working with adults, adolescents, children and couples. I offer individual psychotherapy or play therapy (children), as well as psycho-educational assessments, for a range of difficulties.

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Charlotte Tinnion

Southern Suburbs, Plumstead, Cape Town

Social Worker

Passionate about children’s holistic development, through the formation of therapeutic relationships that build resilience in children in the face of adverse life events. Therapist believes in organic intervention, particularly through art and play, to promote healing and growth that attributes to the formation of adults who can positively contribute to society. Having worked in a variety of socio-economic communities the therapist offers reduced therapeutic rates, recognising the need for children and families to access quality therapeutic services despite their socio-economic backgrounds.

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