Women's Issues Therapists

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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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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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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Patricia Blake

Kommetjie, Constantia, Cape Town

Clinical Psychologist

I am a clinical psychologist with experience working in a range of contexts, both in South Africa and the UK. I work with all ages addressing a range of concerns that impact the mental health and well-being of individuals and relationships.

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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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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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Mallorie Lee

Kalk Bay, Southern Suburbs, South Peninsula, Cape Town

Psychological Counsellor

I am a professional counsellor, working with adults and adolescents in many areas, including addiction, trauma, difficulties in relationships and personal growth. I believe that therapy needs to translate into meaningful action in daily life and offer the support necessary to do this. I draw from different disciplines:- humanistic, solution focussed, cognitive and somatic therapy amongst others.

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Bernadett Ferreira-Martins

Alberton, Johannesburg

Counselling Psychologist

I am a Counselling Psychologist in Alberton, Johannesburg. I work with children (play therapy), adolescents, adults and couples, with special interest in adult women. I offer a safe space for self-exploration, personal growth and optimising psychological well-being. I trained both in South Africa and in Portugal, I comfortably provide therapy to clients in both English and Portuguese.

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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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Shafe’ah Orrie Ebrahim

Florida, Roodepoort, Emmarentia, Greenside, Johannesburg

Educational Psychologist

I work with children, parents and families and offer a variety of services: educational, career, school-readiness and concession assessments. My interest in therapy is broad and includes children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural concerns, such as anxiety, anger, fear, bullying, low self-esteem. I have a particular interest in working with children with emotional and behavioural concerns related to broken and blended homes; as well as related family interventions.

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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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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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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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Dr Melanie Silove

Observatory, Cape Town

Psychotherapist & Clinical Social Worker

If you’re seeking a therapist, you probably want a well-qualified practitioner who respects both your strengths and vulnerabilities. Dr Melanie Silove is a Psychotherapist and clinical social worker in Observatory, Cape Town. Specializing in adult and group therapy, Melanie has worked for over 10 years with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship breakdown, bereavement, mid-life transitions and child sexual abuse. The confidential therapeutic space she provides is dedicated to your personal growth and to actively developing new ways of working through your particular challenges.

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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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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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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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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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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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Kim Baillie

Kenilworth, Cape Town

Clinical Psychologist

I am a Clinical Psychologist, based in Kenilworth, working with late adolescents and adults. My areas of interest include mood regulation, bereavement and loss, women's psychological health, family related issues (including challenges relating to 'blended'/step families) and relationships / attachment difficulties.

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