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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a Psychologist and a Psychiatrist?

A Psychologist focuses on psychotherapy ("talk therapy") as a course of treatment for psychological distress. A Psychiatrist is a medically trained doctor that specialized in Psychiatry. They prescribe medication and typically focus on medication management as a course of treatment.

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What happens if I also need medication?

Often the treatment plan does include both psychological and psychiatric intervention. My practice is based at a hospital with access to a multi-disciplinary team. In instances like these, I may refer you to one of my colleagues for a psychiatric consultation in order to get you started on medication.

What are your rates?

I charge the fees recommended by the council for medical schemes, which is around R900 per 50-minute session. The company, Partner4Life, will manage your account and submit your account to your medical aid or send it directly to you if so indicated.

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