What is a Clinical Psychologist?
Apart from psychotherapy, Clinical Psychologists can also provide psychological assessment services, teach and undertake research in their field.
What happens in psychotherapy?
During the first few sessions with the client, the Psychologist might ask specific questions to obtain an understanding of the presenting problem and the client’s background information. This is primarily done in order to allow the Psychologist to understand the client and their presenting problem well enough to be able to develop a treatment plan to address the client’s concerns.
The Psychologist’s role is to be an objective and empathic listener who offers reflections and interpretations; helps finds links between thoughts, feelings and behaviours; and to challenge the client appropriately. The therapeutic process takes place within a confidential and collaborative relationship.
How long will psychotherapy take?
How much does therapy cost?
Medical Aid Rates apply. Private clients are charged at R900 per 51-60 min session.