Annelize Coetzee (HPCSA Registered Counsellor)

I am a newly qualified counsellor registered with the HPCSA as a Registered Counsellor.

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Stacey-Lee Samuels

I obtained my BSc (Biology & Psychology) degree at Stellenbosch and thereafter completed my BA Honou

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Nadine Dantu (counselling)

I have completed both my Bachelor's and Honours degree in Psychology. Both courses have equipped me

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I am a mental health advocate I finished my psychology course and bridged it to social work.I have e

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Oleka Nqwena (BA psychology and history)

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology which is the study of human behaviour organisational development pers

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Online therapy in Cape Town

Large cities are often crowded and stressful environments, which can be difficult for anyone to cope with, but it is especially hard for those who are prone to anxiety or depression. Despite this, it may be hard for some people to go out of their comfort zone, especially if they have debilitating fear of public places.

This is where online therapy in Cape Town becomes so valuable. Online therapy allows you to meet with your therapist from the comfort of your own home, without any need fear or shame about being seen by other people. At the same time, though the therapist has no idea what your body looks like, they will still know all about you. They will know what difficulties you face every day and what you’re struggling with right now.

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.     

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Mental Health in Cape Town

In a study conducted by the Mental Health Information Systems Project in Cape Town, South Africa it was found that there is a high prevalence of mental illness in Cape Town, with an estimated 19.1% of the population experiencing mental illness at any one time. The study further found that among people aged 15-64 years, an estimated 2 000 000 experience moderate to severe mental health difficulties.

In addition, the study found significant differences in the proportion of people who had experienced a past-year episode of a major depressive disorder in different community groups in Cape Town. For example, compared to other population groups, African people were more likely to have experienced a past-year major depressive disorder–26.9% versus 14%. In contrast, Afrikaans people were less likely to have experienced a past-year major depressive disorder–13.8% versus 26%.

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Additionally, the information on major depressive disorder shows how prevalent depression is among different cultures and populations. Knowing these facts about mental illness can help professionals and medical personnel treat those suffering from a major depressive disorder.

Best Therapists in Cape Town

Dr. Anne Karim

Dr. Anne Karim is a therapist who specializes in working with adults, teens, and children in the Western Cape. She has worked in various mental health facilities for over 20 years including Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital in Pretoria. Dr. Karim uses different therapeutic approaches to help people through anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), addiction-related issues, and much more. She is also a faculty member at the University of Cape Town where she lectures on undergraduate psychiatry and psychology students which means that her knowledge of human behavior comes from real-life experiences as well as from being a professor at one of SA’s top universities.

Dr. Brian O'Cheal

Dr. Brian O’Cheal is a psychologist, counselor, and director of the Life Options Counselling Centre. He is master-certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) which is recognized by the American Counseling Association (ACA). Dr. O’Neal also treats people with addiction problems through his private practice as well as conducting seminars on recovery for teachers, social workers, pastors, mental health professionals, and other helping professionals.

Professor Tim Noakes

Professor Tim Noakes has written many books including one called The Real Meal Revolution which focuses on healthy eating habits that result in weight loss without any dieting or exercise regimes. His latest book is called Lore of Nutrition which explores what we should be fueling our bodies with to optimize our physical performance. Professor Noakes is a world-renowned sports scientist and serves as a professor in the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at the University of Cape Town.

Dr. Eddie Murphy

Dr. Eddie Murphy has been a clinical psychologist since 1997 where he was promoted to senior lecturer after 5 years, then associate professor after 10 years, and finally full professor in 2015 by the Dean of Psychology at UCT for his excellence in research and teaching. He currently works with patients who have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders including OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), depression, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), sleep disturbances, relationship problems, trauma from accidents or natural disasters such as rape survivors etc., drug abuse, and much more.

Dr. Danie Heydenrych

Dr. Danie Heydenrych is a clinical psychologist who has been working with children, teens, families, couples, groups, and individuals for over 20 years. She specializes in general anxiety disorder (GAD), eating disorders including anorexia/bulimia nervosa, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, marital issues/separation/divorce, anger management problems particularly road rage, etc., low self-esteem or self-confidence, etc., abuse survivors, etc., domestic violence or work-related stressors, etc., trauma from accidents or natural disasters such as rape survivors, etc., phobias like agoraphobia (fear of public spaces), claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces), or acrophobia (fear of heights), etc., PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) from accidents or natural disasters, depression following the loss of loved ones, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), sexual problems including erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.

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Common types of therapies in Cape Town

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Most common therapy approach in Cape Town is where the therapist challenges your negative thoughts about you and the world. He tries to alter unwanted behaviors or treat disorders such as depression.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Second most common therapy approach in Cape Town is which the therapists teach behavioral skills (mindfulness & emotion regulation) to help clients enhance motivation. DBT is often used for mental health issues including eating disorders, PTSD, personality disorder, self-harming notions.

Existential Therapy

3rd most common therapy treatment in Cape Town focuses on self-actualization in the face of people’s challenges. Existential therapy aids clients in confronting hard and distressing truths about life and death.

Other therapy approaches include:

ACT Therapy in Cape Town, Art Therapy in Cape Town, Behavioral Therapy in Cape Town, Contemplative Therapy in Cape Town, Play Therapy in Cape Town, EMDR Therapy in Cape Town, Emotionally Focused Therapy in Cape Town, Existential Therapy in Cape Town, Experiential Therapy in Cape Town, Gestalt Therapy in Cape Town, Hypnotherapy Therapy in Cape Town, Music Therapy Therapy in Cape Town, Narrative Therapy in Cape Town, Psychodynamic Therapy in Cape Town, Psychoanalytic Therapy in Cape Town, and Somatic Therapy in Cape Town.


Psychologists or therapists in Cape Town help people understand and handle different life problems and mental health issues.

They diagnose and treat mental disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems.

You should expect to pay between $100 and $250 for a face-to-face therapy session with a Cape Town area therapist.  Online therapy in Cape Town is relatively affordable and therapists charge between $30 to $ 150. You can book both online and face-to-face sessions with a therapist in Cape Town via MantraCare.

In case you are looking for free therapists or free therapy, you can choose to call the Cape Town free helpline number. There are a few online therapy options that can be free or low-cost. At MantraCare, therapy can cost you as low as $10.

Anyone interested in working as a therapist or counselor in the Cape Town area must earn at least an accredited master’s degree in counseling or social work. Cape Town also has some continuing education requirements, and every counselor or therapist is required to know all the rules and laws that pertain to their profession.

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Cape Town Counselor or Therapists Directory

MantraCare offers a comprehensive and free directory listing of therapists in Cape Town. If you’re a therapist starting your own private practice in Cape Town, you can market your practice via our Free therapist directories