Women's Issues Therapists

Karen Fleming

Gardens, City Bowl, Cape Town

Clinical Psychologist

I am a Clinical Psychologist practicing in Gardens, Cape Town. I work primarily with adults in short and longer term therapy with a specific focus on depression, anxiety, bereavement or loss as well as personal growth and stress management.

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Jody de Reuck

Fourways / Witkoppen, Sandton, Johannesburg

Clinical Psychologist

I offer counselling for individuals, couples and families wanting to recover from relationship struggles, anxiety, depression, anger, grief, divorce, sexual abuse and low self-esteem. Therapy is solution-focussed and looks at how you can utilize your strengths to overcome your problems and get past hurts, current difficult situations or challenging emotions and relationships. I help clients free themselves from the past and live the lives they want.

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Amy Gorven

Craighall Park, Johannesburg

Clinical Psychologist

Amy Gorven is a clinical psychologist practicing in Craighall Park. She provides psychotherapy to adults, adolescents and couples.

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Sinenhlanhla Nyoni

Edenburg, Sandton

Clinical Social Worker

I'm a registered Clinical Social Worker and therapist in private practice. I offer counselling services to adolescents, adults, couples and families from different walks of life, assisting them process a range of life challenges and life transitions.

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Patty Sabbagh

Bryanston, Sandton, Johannesburg

Counselling Psychologist

Patty, a counseling psychologist who works with adult individuals and couples, has worked in private practice in South Africa and Australia. Her areas of interest include relationship issues (and breakups), life transitions, loss, depression and anxiety. Her clients describe her as warm, empathic and present. She also offers after-hour appointments.

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Jeanne Freed

Higgovale / Gardens, Cape Town

Clinical Social Worker

I have been a Clinical Social Worker for over 20 years and offer short to long term psychotherapy for adults, couples, adolescents and children. I also provide parental guidance and offer a variety of therapeutic groups. When working with clients, I apply a psychoanalytic framework, taking into account how past events and experiences impact on current behaviour, while including strategies from other modalities too. I work with a broad range of challenges to help foster growth, change and emotional well being. I offer online sessions or face to face, with all the safety protocols in place, depending on what clients feel most comfortable with.

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Eleen Polson

Clydesdale, Sunnyside, Pretoria

Counselling Psychologist

I am a counselling psychologist with a holistic approach. I draw on both traditional psychotherapeutic techniques and on the unique and often powerful contributions of expressive arts therapy, mindfulness, visualisation and mind-body work. I work with adults, teenagers and children on an individual, in-depth therapeutic level and also offer expressive arts therapy interventions and TRE (trauma release exercises) in a group context.

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Wynette Vels

Blouberg / Table View, Cape Town

Registered Counselor

I studied Psychology through SACAP and graduated in 2004. I originally started my counseling career working with students and as support for clients with addictions. From 2008, I have been focusing on my true love of family and relationship counselling and later specialising in play therapy. My desire is to offer affordable psychological services, in a safe non - judgemental space to explore difficult feelings and behaviours my clients may be struggling with. I also offer group therapeutic workshops for children as well as new moms ( with a special interest with mothers who have recently adopted).

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Pam Wernich

Harfield Village, Claremont, Southern Suburbs, Cape Town

Counsellor & Focusing Professional

I am a counsellor in Harfield Village, Cape Town. I work one-to-one with adults, offering supportive counselling for a range of issues, including (but not restricted to) grief and bereavement, and life transitions. My approach is resource-oriented, and values open-minded listening, and recognition of resilience and new vitality

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Casey Blake

Edenvale, Johannesburg

Registered Counsellor

I work mainly with adults on an individual basis. My passions include working with people who usually feel invisible in the mainstream world (LGBTQIA and/or ethically non-monogamous); sexuality and identity; and trauma.

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Angela Hough-Maxwell

Muizenberg, Cape Town

Educational Psychologist

I am interested in the meaning of our lives and what makes us feel alive. I believe that therapy is a journey and a relationship. In the safety of this relationship we may bring light to abandoned and avoided parts of ourselves, and be held in the places of suffering and painful experiences; navigate transformations and celebrate our places of joy. This work is ongoing, humbling, enriching and an honour.

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Michelle Booth

Knysna, Garden Route, Western Cape

Registered Art Psychotherapist

I am passionate about the art of therapy – co-creating a unique therapeutic space that makes each client feel safe, heard and emotionally held so that they can embark on a journey of self-discovery, insight, and authentic empowerment. Art therapy is a powerful tool for self-expression and requires no previous skills or experience. I am informed by Jungian thinking and the approach of Process Oriented Psychology.

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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. Online therapy/Remote video sessions, conducted from the consulting rooms. I adapt the therapeutic framework to the unique individual and 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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Nasreen Malek

Overport, Durban

Clinical Psychologist

I am Durban-based clinical psychologist trained in dealing with both adults and children. My areas of interest are trauma, bereavement/grief, depression and anxiety. Much of my work is focused on women’s issues around motherhood, relationships and issues around fertility/infertility. My services include individual psychotherapy, couples therapy, play therapy and parent-child/infant psychotherapy. I also offer child intellectual and emotional assessments, as well as baby and child developmental assessments.

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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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Marelize Swart

Somerset West & Claremont, Cape Town

Psychologist & Sex Therapist

I have moved back to SA after living in North America for more than two decades. I am a Psychologist and AASECT Board Certified Sex Therapist (the only one in SA) with more than 20 years of experience in the fields of mental health and sex therapy. I am the resident sex expert of www.health24's Sexology forum, which is South Africa’s premier health and wellness website with over 1.2 million unique users each month.

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Tamara Sosa

Mulbarton, Johannesburg South

Counselling Psychologist

I am a Counselling Psychologist practising in Mulbarton in the South of Johannesburg. I work with individuals, couples and I also conduct family therapy. My aim and goal as a Psychotherapist is to facilitate growth, self-awareness and change in the individual, couple and family to be able to manage their difficulties better and reach fulfilment towards their goals. The goal for clients is to be authentic and to find true, genuine identity within their lives and be content with their own unique journeys.

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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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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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Sarah Bailey

Sea Point, Cape Town

Clinical Psychologist

My particular interest since qualifying as a clinical psychologist in the eighties has been in working with women. The issues women present with may vary, but they frequently share at their root a struggle around the expression of their needs and a search within their lives for greater balance and personal meaning.

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