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Individual Therapy

As a Pretoria Psychologist, I provide individual psychotherapy. Psychotherapy walks you through the amazing, awful, tiresome and routine parts of life. It can then assist you in reaching goals, relieving distress or changing aspects of your life. Through dialogue, a supportive environment is co-created. This then allows you to share your difficulties in a neutral and non-judgmental space.

As a Clinical Psychologist, I explore your experience and interactions empathically. I link this to your sense of dissatisfaction. I can then assist you in addressing your distress. Psychotherapy is a combined effort between an individual and the Psychologist. It is thus an intricate and personalised process. Psychotherapy is tailored to each client’s specific challenges or needs and is uniquely adapted for each client.

“Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. Then it’s amazing again. And in between the amazing and the awful, it’s ordinary and mundane and routine… That’s just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful ordinary life. And it’s breathtakingly beautiful.”

L.R. Knost

Individual psychotherapy may assist a person in dealing with:

  • Interpersonal difficulties
  • Trauma
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Divorce or separation
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Burnout
  • Career challenges
  • Self-esteem-, weight-, eating-, and body image issues
  • Adjusting to new situations and major life transitions
  • Developing skills to deal with life’s challenges
  • Dealing with health difficulties

Frequently asked questions

“Any time your quality of life isn’t what you want it to be, psychotherapy can help.”

In addition, signs that you could benefit from therapy include:

  • A sense of overwhelming, prolonged helplessness and sadness.
  • None of your efforts or help from your friends seems to improve your problems.
  • Or, you find it difficult to concentrate on work or to carry out everyday activities.
  • As well as, excessive worry, expecting the worst or constantly feeling on edge.
  • Finally, your actions are harming you or others. This could include drinking too much alcohol, using drugs or being aggressive.


A session is usually 50 minutes, depending on the needs of the client.

The number of sessions depends on the nature and complexity of the complaint. Each person and difficulty is unique and will thus require a unique treatment approach.

On average, I recommend four (4) sessions as a start for you to find benefit in psychotherapy. Some clients may, however, benefit sooner and some may benefit from a longer duration of therapy. As such, I will be able to provide a clearer picture of the number of sessions after our first session.

We can claim from the medical aid on your behalf at the tariffs prescribed by the medical aids. Elmarie Horn, my Accounts Manager, manages this process. No excess is payable if there are funds available in your medical savings account. If there are, however, no funds available, you remain responsible for the account.

Yes, the medical aid will pay for psychotherapy if there are funds available in your medical aid. No excess will then be payable. If the medical aid, however, does not pay for the sessions, you will remain responsible for the bill.

Elmarie Horn, my Accounts Manager, can submit medical aid claims on your behalf. You may, also, wish to pay for the sessions yourself and then submit the claim to the medical aid.

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