Frequently Asked Questions
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is the process whereby a person works through their concerns towards psychological growth and wellbeing. This means that the therapy is focussed on developing the person as a whole, and thereby incorporates the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual dimensions involved.
What is SHIP
SHIP® (Spontaneous Healing Intrasystemic Process) is a psychobiological approach for the healing of trauma.
To learn more about SHIP® visit www.ship.org.za
Is therapy for me?
A variety of instances, scenarios or events can reveal the need for therapy. For example, in times of change, challenge or traumatic incident, it is of particular importance to deal with the impact of this on our lives. Therapy creates a safe and non-judgmental space in which we can do the work required to reclaim or establish our well-being. We can all benefit from an opportunity to debrief and explore the issues that have an effect on our sense of self as well as on our functioning and relationships, and work towards a more meaningful way of living life and being in the world.
What requirements should a psychologist meet to be able to practice in South Africa?
After obtaining a relevant Master’s degree from an accredited university, a person trained in Clinical, Counselling or Educational psychology needs to register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF). After registering with the BHF, a practice number is allocated to the psychologist which enables him or her to claim directly from a client’s medical aid.
Will my medical aid pay for therapy?
Medical aids often have differences in benefit cover for psychological services. Coverage will depend on your medical scheme plan. Be sure to contact your medical aid to learn more about possible coverage.
How long does a psychotherapy session last?
A regular psychotherapy session usually lasts 50 minutes.
What does a psychotherapy session cost?
Medical aids in South Africa determine a recommended fee for 50-minute psychotherapy sessions annually. For more information and details about the cost of a session, please contact the practice.
How long will the process take?
The duration of therapy depends on the needs of the individual. Brief as well as longer-term therapy options are offered.
Making an appointment
You are welcome to contact the practice directly to make an appointment. Please note that referral from a medical doctor is NOT required.
Please be sure to cancel appointments 24 hours before the consultation time. Appointments that are not cancelled within 24 hours will be charged in full.
Can’t find what you’re looking for?
Contact the practice for more information.