How Much Does It Cost To See A Psychologist?
The cost of an appointment with your psychologist can range from R650 – R1200 per session (up to R 14 000 per year for 12 sessions).
R 14,000.00 p.a
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Psychiatrists are medical doctors, psychologists are not. Psychiatrists may prescribe medication, psychologists can’t. Psychiatrists diagnose illness, manage treatment and provide a range of therapies for complex and serious mental illness. Psychologists focus on providing psychotherapy (talk therapy) to help their patients work through depression, stress and anxiety.
Psychologists focus on more than just mental health-related issues, Psychologists are experts in their field, the study of the mind and human behaviour. They use the knowledge they’ve learnt to solve problems, mainly surrounding mental health. Practising psychologists can help with a range of everyday problems that you may face, including:
- Addiction & unhealthy habits
- Stress & anxiety
- Depression & loss
- Relationship advice
Difficult work environments can lead to mental health issues such as sadness or anxiety. Job may be stressful due to underlying issues such as work pressure, uncertainty about the future, retrenchment, ineffective supervisors, and disagreeable coworkers. It might be beneficial to discuss various possibilities with a psychologist. You may also learn ways to deal with a challenging supervisor or coworker, as well as how to deal with job stress.
An appointment with your Psychologist can range from R600-R1200 per session. Assuming you see your Psychologist once a month, this can amount up to R 14,000 per year.
Understanding the behaviour and getting into the mind of a patient may be a time-consuming process, that takes a lot of patience and understanding from both ends. There is also more than one way to help you work through your issues, one model of therapy may differ vastly from another and not all models of therapy work for everyone. You may be advised to visit your Psychologist once every 2 months or in some, more extreme & sensitive, cases it could be set to a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
Typical problems which parents consult a psychologist for include;
- Temper tantrums
- Thumb sucking
- Hitting and bullying
- Arguing about going to bed
- Arguing in the morning
- Physical and sexual abuse
- When should children stop bathing together
- Getting kids to do homework
- Changing bad habits
- Giving pocket money
- Your child’s concentration at school