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WHAT IS THERAPY? 

Not sure if you need therapy?

Read this section to understand what it entails a bit better.

What does it mean?

  • One-on-one sessions with a trained psychologist.

  • A safe and confidential environment to work through tough emotions, thoughts and experiences.

  • Identifying aspects of your life that you would like to change, better understand yourself and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.

  • Available for adults, children, couples & families.

Who is it for?

People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma, to dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge.

What to expect.

  • Individual therapy consists of regular sessions of 50 minutes each.

  • Sessions are charged at R1,030 per session with an additional R170 admin fee payable on the day, if we claim from your medical aid. 

  • The therapy process differs for each person, however it is usually not a quick fix and individuals have an average of 8-15 sessions for shorter term work or others might stay in therapy for an average of 2 years with less frequent sessions.

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There is no recipe for living that suits all cases.

Carl Jung

Blond Woman

Some things to keep in mind...

IMPORTANT: 

Most of our psychologists wotk integratively, meaning they will use various techniques from different kinds of therapy to fit your individual needs. 

Signs that you could benefit from therapy include:

  • You feel an overwhelming, prolonged sense of helplessness and hopelessness.

  • Your problems don’t seem to get better despite your efforts and help from family and friends

  • Your functioning is affected and you find it hard to carry out everyday life activities.

  • You constantly feel on the edge and struggle to shut off your mind.

  • Your actions, such as drinking too much alcohol, using drugs, or being aggressive, are harming you or others.

  • You are very critical on yourself and tend to break yourself down.

  • You have experienced a trauma or life-changing event. 

Different kinds of therapy:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy: helps a person understand and change how their thoughts and behaviors can affect the way they feel and act.

  • Interpersonal therapy: helps a person to learn new ways to communicate or express their feelings. It can help with building and maintaining healthy relationships.

  • Psychodynamic therapy: addresses the ways in which past experiences, such as those during childhood, can impact a person’s current thoughts and behaviors.

  • Person-centered therapy: is based on empathy, unconditional positive regard and acceptance and congruence. It focusses on the here-and-now that the client experiences and allows the client to guide their process. 

  • Emotion-focused therapy based on the premise that emotions are key to identity and are also a guide for individual choice and decision making. This type of therapy assumes that lacking emotional awareness or avoiding unpleasant emotions can cause harm. It may render us unable to use the important information emotions provide.

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Psychologists for adult individual therapy.