FAQ

Is therapy for me?

We can all benefit from an oppertunity to debrief, explore issues that impact on our functioning and relationships, and work towards a more meaningful way of living. In times of change, challenge or when a traumatic incident has occured, it is of particular importance to deal with the impact of this on our lives - therapy creates a safe and non-judgemental space in which we can do the work this requires.

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 your medical aid.

Will my medical aid pay for therapy?

Since this practice is contracted in with most medical aids we can make a direct claim to your medical aid. However, medical aids often have differences in benefit cover for psychological services. All medical aid claims are processed by an external provider and queries regarding accounts will be dealt with them directly.

How long does a psychotherapy session last?

A regular psychotherapy session lasts 50 minutes.

What does a psychotherapy session cost?

The medical aids annually determine a recommended fee for a 50-minute psychotherapy session. Should you require more information regarding the fee structure and cash fees, please refer to the Referral & Fees page for more information or contact the practice.

How long will the process take?

The duration of therapy depends on the needs of the individual. Brief and longer term therapy is offered.
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