What is the role of a psychologist?

Psychologists assess, diagnose, and treat psychological problems and behavioural problems related to mental health in individuals, families, and groups. Psychologists are also involved in the promotion of healthy behaviour, preventing illness, and improving client’s quality of life. Psychologists use psychological theory and research to help people overcome challenges and difficulties. Further, they assist in reducing psychological distress and promoting the mental and emotional well-being of individuals, groups, and families.

How can therapy help me?

Therapy can help you to gain new understandings about your problems and also learn new ways of coping by gaining skills and solving difficulties, challenges, and problems in a warm, safe and non-judgemental environment.

Do you accept medical aid?

Yes, I am contracted into most medical aids - this means that I am able to claim directly from your medical aid on your behalf.

What can I expect from therapy?

The outcome of therapy is often positive and is effective in helping many people deal with mental, emotional, relational, and developmental challenges. It should be noted that at times psychotherapy may be difficult and distressing as the therapeutic process sometimes involves sharing difficult, sensitive, personal, and private information. Therapy also calls for an active effort on your part and for the therapy to be most successful, you will have to work on things we talk about in sessions - such as practicing new skills - both during our sessions and at home.

Play therapy is a form of therapy mainly geared towards assisting children to explore life events or difficulties which may have had an impact on them or that may have an impact on their current circumstances. Play and language are utilised in order to assist children to communicate and explore their thoughts, difficulties and emotions in an effective and developmentally appropriate way.

What is Integrative therapy?

I work from an integrative approach - this means that my counselling approach and techniques are tailored to the client’s individual needs and circumstances. I provide therapy from a predominantly person-centred view and integrate various therapies and techniques to tailor make a therapeutic plan with my client. I integrate approaches such as Person-Centred Therapy (PCT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), Emotion Focussed Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy and Systems Therapy.

How long is a session and how many sessions will I need?

Therapy sessions are typically 51 – 60 minutes per session, and they are generally held once a week or once every second week. The number of sessions, duration and frequency are dependent on the unique needs of each client. I offer short-term and long-term therapy. Your needs and concerns are discussed when we meet and together, we can discuss the goals of therapy and the frequency or duration thereof.

How much does therapy cost?

My sessions are charged at an hourly rate (51 – 60 minutes). My fees are in line with medical aid rates.

Individual psychotherapy, family counselling and couples counselling sessions are charged at the same hourly rate.

How does payment work?

I am contracted into most medical aids (at medical aid rates). For private clients, sessions are payable immediately after the session.

The practice accepts cash, EFT and card facilities are available.

What assessments do you do?

I provide various psychological and emotional assessments to both adults and minors. These include emotional evaluations, clinical evaluations, career assessments and scholastic assessments.

How much do you charge for assessments?

Assessment charges vary as they depend on the reason and type of assessment needed. For further information and to discuss your requirements or needs, please contact me.

How can I make a booking?

You are welcome to make a direct booking using the booking link - "Make an Appointment" - found on this website (top right corner). Alternatively, you can send me a message through the contact me link. It is important to note that I am not always immediately available via the phone as I am sometimes in sessions with clients or in meetings. However, I will get back to you during business hours as soon as I am able to. You are also welcome to contact Satori reception on 010 013 0381

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