Alex Louw Clinical Psychology

Welcome to Alex Louw Clinical Psychology

Life often presents challenges that can be perplexing and unpredictable. Each individual’s journey through these trials as well as their needs are unique, at times requiring personalized support. At my practice I provide a secure and nonjudgmental space that we can tailor together to fit your specific needs.
‘We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them’
—Epictetus

How can I help?

What is Therapy?

Therapy is a collaborative process designed to assist with a number of different needs. Some people require support while going through a difficult time, others wish to make sense and learn to better cope with re occurring challenges in their lives, while others wish to find ways of fostering personal growth, emotional well- being, and improved mental health. At my practice I create a safe and non- judgmental space where individuals can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Through open and empathetic dialogue, I help clients gain insight into their challenges, identify patterns, and develop coping strategies. Drawing on evidence-based approaches, I tailor interventions to address specific concerns, whether they be related to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or other psychological difficulties. Together, myself and the client work towards building resilience, enhancing self-awareness, and fostering positive change, ultimately empowering the individual to navigate life’s challenges more effectively.

If it is your first time coming to therapy, I am sure you may have a lot of questions and possibly even some concerns. Please know sessions are designed to meet you where you are at, proceeds at the pace you set and collaboratively allows you to build a therapeutic space with me that works for you. The initial session starts with me explaining the therapeutic process, confidentiality and addressing any questions or concerns you may still have about therapy.
We then proceed to what is called the assessment phase. This is an open conversation between us where you share what you are comfortable with, relating to what brings you to your first session. This assists me in understanding your difficulties and concerns in a way that will allow me to see and understand what your therapeutic needs may be.

My practice makes provision for both medical aid claims as well as private payments. If you have medical aid and you wish to use it for your sessions, it is your responsibility to ensure that your medical aid covers sessions for psychological services and that funds are available. I would strongly recommend phoning your medical aid to find out if you are covered for psychological services and how. I am happy to submit claims to your medical aid, however in the case of non-payment or non-available funds, it is your responsibility to settle your accounts with the practice. In the event that you do not have medical aid or do not wish to utilize your medical aid for session payments, cash payments can be made on the day of the session. Card facilities are available on site. Private payments are in accordance with medical aid rates. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more information regarding my fee structure .
Maintaining confidentiality is an integral part of my practice and the HPCSA guidelines involving confidentiality are strictly followed. Confidentiality is the first thing explained during the initial session including all rules, regulations and exceptions. Session content and any documentation shared with myself is kept safe, secure and private in accordance with the appropriate legislation .
In order to make an appointment simply go to the bottom of this page or click on contact at the top and it will provide my contact details. Please send me an email and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please note that our practice does not provide emergency services. If you are experiencing a crisis, feel you are in danger or absolutely cannot wait for an appointment with myself and need to be seen today, reporting to your nearest hospital emergency room is best. The bar on the right labelled emergency contains some of the emergency service numbers I have given to others in the past however this is not an exhaustive list .
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