Our Approach & Therapists

You have a right to be heard. And helped.

You can tell your story, in your own words and narrative, about your lived experiences and how it’s impacted your present thinking, ability to feel, and ability to engage in decision making.

When one has an opportunity to tell your story in your own words, in a space that is safe, and without fear of judgment or condemnation, one is freed from the heaviness holding it all in.  One can process the emotion: Shame. Guilt. Helplessness. Powerlessness. Sadness. Despair. Anger. Rage.

Speaking your truth may be terrifying, liberating, relieving, cathartic.

You may be uncomfortable or not even have the words. Especially if you are used to keeping it all in.

When you are ready to no longer suppress your voice, reach out. Schedule a session to feel feel out this whole therapy thing.

Your TherapyNow Therapist will meet you where you are at, whether you’re comfortable voicing your thoughts and feelings and experiences, or uncomfortable because it might be your first time.

We will ask you to teach us first about how you’ve coped and survived, because there is strength in that. And then we will ask you what you’d like from us, how best we could support you in finding your voice to comfortably use it. We will not assume to know what is best for you. We will offer thoughts, guidance, tools and support with credible training and experience to back it up.

TherapyNow Therapists have experience from one of the most exclusive and innovative Treatment Centres in South Africa. (Recovery Direct). They are able to assist you with insight, compassion and non-judgement.

Schedule a session to start your journey.

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DISCREET

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ACCESSIBLE ANYWHERE

How Can You Trust TherapyNow Therapists?

Qualified

Experienced

Bound by a Code of Ethics

Trauma Counselling

This type of counselling is about to responding to traumatic events that have occurred in the clients life.  It enables the client to look at situations differently and and stop living their lives within that trauma.

TherapyNow Therapists assist with CPTSD/ PTSD and childhood adverse trauma.

How do I start?

You've booked a session and it's absolutely normal to feel uncomfortable or apprehensive. You may even consider cancelling last minute.

Give yourself credit for making a positive choice and getting support.

You will be invited to share what brings you to therapy. Your TherapyNow Therapist will guide the conversation to better understand your history, your present, and how you want your future to look.

Remember that this a a safe space.

Will anyone know I'm having therapy?

Learning to trust your TherapyNow Therapist and feeling comfortable is an essential part of the process of therapy.

You have a right to privacy and your confidentiality will be maintained. This is also a required for a therapist by the ethical board (HPCSA).

Only those you to choose to share that with, will know.

Will you keep my secrets?

Yes.

To create a safe space your TherapyNow Therapist will keep all your secrets that you share with them, except in the event of safety concerns. In such an event, your Therapist will be honest with you and let you know what they are obligated to do.

Safety concerns are not any of your secrets EXCEPT:
If you are going to harm yourself or another human being.
The abuse of a minor or dependent adult.

How do I choose a Therapist?

If you are asking yourself these questions,

  • "Who is this Therapist?"
  • "Why should I trust them and my secrets?"
  • "Are they qualified to provide therapy to me or my loved one?"

Good for you! Please engage in the Bio provided for each Therapist to help you decide who to speak to.

Give your Therapist a chance and understand that you may need more than one session to "click".

Therapy is a challenging process and your Therapist is there to walk the journey with you - however difficult that may be.

Can I speak to my Therapist anytime?

You can book sessions for any available slots - as many as you would like.

Therapists may be available from as early as 06h00 or late as 20h00.

Your Therapist may also be willing to engage via WhatsApp messages.

You can work this out with your Therapist during your sessions.

How long/frequently will I need to see a Therapist?

As your story and your process is unique to you, you will see your Therapist for as long as you need to.

You may spend a long time or a short period working through various issues and stages, and only your individual process will set the pace.

You may also ask - How often should I see my Therapist?

Again, that you will work out together with your Therapist. If you have a crisis, then it may be daily for a time. If you are managing well, then perhaps monthly.

Your TherapyNow Therapist will walk this journey with you.

 

TherapyNow's skilled and experienced Therapists have an integrated approach and use therapies that are designed specifically to support your personal growth journey as an individual.

We may recommend additional therapists or tools to assist you on your journey.

Psychoeducation

Information provided verbally in therapy sessions; written material in the form of psychology tools information handouts, video guides, or courseware designed to augment therapeutic effects.

Nutrition

How cognitive choices, such as meal decisions, influence nutrition, psychological health, and overall health and wellbeing. Providing professional support as needed.

Sleep hygiene routines

Strong sleep hygiene means having both a bedroom environment and daily routines that promote consistent, uninterrupted sleep.

Somatic therapies

Somatic therapies are body-centered modalities that facilitate the connection of mind, emotions and body for holistic healing.

Affirmations

Affirmations are positive reminders or statements that can be used to encourage and motivate yourself or others. Shifting away from negative thought patterns to encourage better self-talk conversations.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present in the moment - fully aware of where you are and what you're doing. Not being overly reactive or overwhelmed by what is happening around to you.

Exercise & physical movement

Exercise / yoga / dance / Pilates / martial arts etc. Physical movement helps re-energise the mind and body and provides an outlet and assists in regulating feelings.

Meditation

Meditation is about focused attention and awareness. Observing your thoughts and feelings without judgement. Simply noting them for what they are. There are various techniques and assistive tools to help you gain clarity, a sense of calm and new perspective.

Journaling

Journaling or writing therapy involves writing down your thoughts and feelings to give them a space to go and provide clarity around them.

Boundaries

Defining boundaries is a process of determining what behaviour you will accept from other people and what you will not. Boundaries show where one thing ends and another begins.

THE MIND DOES NOT EXIST IN ISOLATION

We look at your mental processes – thoughts, beliefs, habits of mind

We seek to understand your emotional state

Including any coping mechanisms you have in place – anything that affects your ability to self regulate.

We review your physical wellbeing

The need for medical attention, psychiatry, nutrition, sleep hygiene, breathing

We delve into your spiritual self

Your sense of self and where you fit into the world – your social circle, family, community etc

Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strengths

Sigmund Freud