Where Can I Get Free Counselling In South Africa

What is Free Counselling?

Counseling is a collaborative effort between the counselor and the client. Professional counselors help clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems that cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; and promote behavior change and optimal mental health.

Where Can I Get Free Counselling In South Africa?

The Family Life Centre – FAMSA JHB

Address: 1 Cardigan Rd, Parkwood, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 4 pm

Phone: +27 11 788 4784

Hope House Counselling Centre – Table View

Address: 1 South Rd, Table View, Cape Town, 7439, South Africa

Hours: Open now

Phone: +27 81 500 3054

The South African Depression And Anxiety Group (SADAG)

Areas served: South Africa

Hours: Open 24 hours

Phone: +27 11 234 4837

The Counselling Hub

Address: 52, 54 Francis St, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa

Areas served: Cape Town City Centre and nearby areas

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 5 pm

Phone: +27 21 462 3902

How can I get free counseling in South Africa?

There are organizations and private practices that offer free counseling and therapy across the country. These include Lifeline Western Cape Province and Johannesburg:

This organization offers free 24-hour counseling services over the phone or on WhatsApp. Get to know more about it here and here.

How much does counseling cost in South Africa?

Psychology assessment, consultation, counseling and/or therapy will be charged at the Medical Aid rate. Medical Aid rates differ from one another and is amended annually. Currently, the rates for Individual psychology consultation vary between R997. 10 and R1 145.30.