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- To make an appointment
- Appointment times
- Monday to Friday, 10:00 am - 17:00 pm.
Closed weekends and public holidays.
- Monday to Friday, 10:00 am - 17:00 pm.
- Cancellations or missed appointments
- Full fee is charged if appointments are missed or not cancelled with at least 24 hours notice given before the scheduled appointment.
Standard appointment (51-60 minutes):
- R1030 (EFT/ cash paying clients)
- R1030-R1077.80 (if claimed from medical aid)
First appointment (81-90 minutes):
- R1535 (EFT/cash paying clients)
- R1373.40-R1665.40 (if claimed from medical aid)
Professional reports or forms:
- R290 (EFT/cash paying clients)
- R290.10-R343.20 (if claimed from medical aid)
- Includes: Completion of medical aid scheme authorisation forms (e.g., PMB) and short reports (<30 minutes) to medical doctors, employers, etc.
Payments can be made by:
- Cash (Please bring the exact amount on the day)
- Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) (Preferred)
- Medical aid scheme (Claims submitted directly)
- Before booking an appointment: Please check with your medical aid scheme that your policy/plan pays for psychological services and what restrictions apply (e.g., annual limit, referral required, authorisation number needed, etc).
Crisis/ emergency information±
This practice does not offer a mental health crisis or emergency service. If you feel extremely distressed and and in need of urgent care please seek immediate medical assistance (e.g., you do not feel that you are able to keep yourself or others safe safe, are having suicidal thoughts and fear you may harm yourself; or feel that you may be a danger to others). Please contact your medical doctor (GP) and/or psychiatrist and/or go to the 24/7 emergency (trauma) unit of your nearest hospital to obtain medical assistance. Prompt psychotherapy appointments can be arranged thereafter.
Some helpful services if you are feeling very distressed:
- Lifeline: 24-hour Crisis Line (Durban), phone 031 3122323
- South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG): 24-hour Helpline: phone 0800567567 (suicide helpline) or 0800212223 (helpline) or 0800456789 (helpline)
- Childline: 24-hour Crisis Line, phone 0800055555 (telephonic and online counselling services)
Offer INDIVIDUAL counselling to ADULT clients (18+ years) for:
- Anxiety related problems [e.g., Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Health Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), etc.]
- Mood related problems (e.g., Depression, Bipolar Mood Spectrum Disorder, Dysthymia, etc.)
- Adjustment to significant life events and transitions (i.e., undergoing a major life change; e.g., ending of an important relationship, losing/changing job, developing a serious illness (e.g., cancer diagnosis, heart attack), being the victim of a crime, coping with the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns, etc.)
- Trauma counselling (e.g., after a car accident, health crisis or crime-related incidents such as hijackings, muggings, home invasions, robberies, etc.). Individual and family counselling is offered.
- Recovery for adult survivors of alcoholic and other dysfunctional families, including childhood emotional neglect (CEN) , with a focus on the relationship difficulties and unhelpful relationship patterns that result from this (this trauma syndrome is also known as ‘Adult Children of Alcoholics’ (ACoA / ACA) or ‘codependency’).
- Individual counselling for interpersonal / relationship difficulties (Excludes couple/family counselling)
- Career guidance counselling for adults (e.g., those considering studying further or a career change)
- Relaxation training (Manage distress and anxiety using guided visualisation, breathing techniques, etc.)
- Personal growth psychotherapy, coaching, and/or peer supervision for those in the mental health professions (Includes students/ interns; reduced rates available with proof of registration)
- Counselling for employees (e.g., Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Wellness counselling) Concern/problem must be within my scope of practice
- Loss and bereavement (grief related difficulties)
Services not offered:
- Child, family, couple/marital or educational assessment or counselling
- Forensic (psycho-legal) assessments/ reports (e.g., expert witness)
- Some mental health problems (e.g., eating disorders, psychotic disorders, drug or alcohol addictions, personality disorders)
While I do regularly work with clients in individual counselling on difficulties concerning their important personal, family and/or work relationships, I do not offer couple / marital / family counselling. If you need types of counselling I do not offer, then please consider using the online directory of the Durban Practising Psychologists’ Group to search for appropriately experienced registered psychologists. The best way to search is to select 'Directory' at the top of their home screen as you can easily refine your search on the right hand side of the screen to get the most relevant search results. Usually the profile of each psychologist provides helpful information regarding the kinds of clients they work with (e.g., children / adolescents, adults, groups, families, etc.), their focus areas (e.g., couple/marital counselling, play therapy, neuropsychological assessment, personality disorders, forensic services and so on.), and their contact details.
An integrative approach to psychotherapy is mainly used. This tailors treatment to the specific needs of each client by combining different forms of psychotherapy and their techniques. The main kinds of psychotherapy used are:
- Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
- Person centered therapy (Rogerian)
- Psychodynamic therapy
- Relaxation training
- Basic mindfulness
- Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) registered (Registration Number: PS0035971; Specialisation: Counselling Psychologist)
- BHF/PCNS registered (Practice Number: 8624267)
- Peer supervised by by a senior registered psychologist
Practice summary information±
Kevin Suter | Registered Counselling Psychologist | PsychotherapistIndependent private counselling psychology practice for adult clients (20+) offering a psychotherapy service in Glenwood, Berea, Durban area and surrounding areas.
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