Consultations at the practice are available online via Zoom, Skype, Google Hangout and WhatsApp Video. Sessions are available from 13:30 – 18:30 on
Mondays to Thursdays and 10:00 – 15:00 on Fridays (South African Time).
The aim of the services at the practice is to be as helpful as possible to an individual, couple or larger family considering their unique needs and contexts. The first step would be to complete an initial assessment of your needs and then to discuss options in order to formulate a plan to meet them. This may involve continuing consultations with Desiré and/or referral to affiliated practitioners when appropriate (e.g. a general practitioner/psychiatrist to exclude general medical conditions or for psychopharmacological support). An initial assessment process is usually completed in 1-2 standard sessions and is also an opportunity for you to meet Desiré and decide whether you are comfortable to work with her. The rapport between you and your psychologist is an essential part of effective therapy.
Standard sessions are 50-60 minutes long and the 2023 cash rate for these is R1000. We do submit claims directly to medical aids if preferred and if relevant benefits are available and would then charge the scheme’s respective rate. Certain conditions qualify for cover under Prescribed Minimum Benefits and if you are eligible, the practice can assist you in applying for these.