FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How long does a session
A: Generally an hour
Q: How many sessions will I need?
A: Brief intervention techniques are used and
generally 3 – 6 sessions can be of value. This however varies from
individual to individual as well as motivation, but can be discussed during the first session.
Q: How much do sessions cost?
A: Medical aid rates or R850/ hour (rates go up in
January of each year depending on inflation).
Q: How do I make an appointment?
021 880 2423
Q: How do I know if I need therapy/intervention?
A: Anybody can benefit from therapy.
you feel you are not reaching your full potential or feeling stuck, stressed
or not getting the recognition you feel you deserve or would like to change
or develop aspects of yourself.
Q: How do I know if I am depressed?
A:Some of the symptoms are:
mood; in children and adolescents mood can be irritable
interest or pleasure in activities
• Poor appetite or overeating
Sleep disturbances – can’t sleep or sleeps more than usual
• Low energy
• Low self-esteem
• Poor concentration or difficulty making
• Feelings of hopelessness
• Thoughts of death or suicide
attempt must always be consider as serious
Professional help is
recommended when five or more symptoms are present. Early identification can
do much to prevent further devastating consequences.
one of the largest contributing factors to the burden of disease in
developing countries, with far-reaching results on productivity, work or
scholastic performance as well as interpersonal relations.
Q: What is trauma?
A: Trauma and stress are part of our daily lives.
The trauma can involve assault, robbery or other life threatening incidents
or loss and emotional pain.
Trauma can also include emotional,
physical or sexual abuse and can be a single incident or repetitive. Less
obvious is the threat to personal integrity. A shattering emotional
experience can cause problems and may damage people’s health, breakdown in relationships and lower capacity to cope with life.
Emotional trauma affects the brain and body functions in a similar way as
physical trauma. The fact that the injury is not visible does not mean it
does not exist. This pain can sometimes be hidden away for many years only
to emerge later with sometimes even more disturbing effects.
Q: What is psychotherapy?
A: The treatment of adjustment disorders, mental
illness, or any other condition by psychological means. Psychotherapy
utilizes various techniques and skills to facilitate change and healing.
Q: What is hypnotherapy?
A: Hypnosis is a technique which has often been
misunderstood by the general public, whose only encounter has been
through sensational stage shows.
Hypnotherapy is a natural phenomenon
similar as being absorbed in a TV program. Therefore it is only a focus of
attention on what is relevant for that moment.
Hypnotherapy is a very
effective technique used as an aid in uncovering deep rooted emotional pain
Part of the healing process is to get in touch with and
explore the conflict.
Q: What is ego state therapy?
A: Ego State therapy has a psychoanalytic
rationale and achieves significant and permanent results in comparatively
short period of time.
Q: What is dream work?
A: Dreams can be of great value in therapy.
A dream is the unconscious search for solutions of
inner conflict and a way of using a person’s own resources in the healing