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Cilla Meintjes

‘20 Certificate of Excellence

I am a Art Therapist/Councilor with a background in Human resources (where I dealt with mass retrenchment, and all the emotions that accompany the individuals and their families) I do Conflict management for large companies as well as individuals. 28 years experience as a Trauma Counselor, and decided to combine it with Art Therapy which worked well with groups as the photos depict. This is just one informal Art therapy workshop, hence I am able to use the photographs. Relationship counselling. Although I am a Christian I will never force any religion on clients as I believe that religion divides people. Relationship counselling. I also do group therapy session for companies with employees at their premises or at a select premises. With Covid-19 I do most remote therapy online via email or Video call so please feel free to contact me.

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What do you love most about your job?

I lost my sister through depression and made it my life project to help people heal. I am not judgmental as I believe that each person has a story. I love to see the healthy result after I have helped a person through counselling and getting their spark back, whether it is in their personal lives or in their business lives. When people tell me that I had made a vast difference in their lives and stopped them from suicide or making the wrong decisions, then I know that my purpose has been fulfilled.

What inspired you to start your own business?

We all deal with loss or trauma in different ways. However, it is especially important that we need to deal with it effectively or we fall prone to various illnesses. Most Illness is only addressed symptomatically, and the core reason often ignored if not voiced by the person, however the person does not always realize that the cause stems from inner issues never dealt with before.

Why should our clients choose you?

I cannot make people choose me, as you can never please everybody all the time. I can only assure them that I will assist them to heal if they will allow me and if they will work with me. I can only assist if the person really wants to heal. Through my many years of experience I can only assure clients that I will do the best I am able to bring them to a point of healing. One must feel comfortable with a counselor and know that it is their safe place to fall.

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This will vary according to the level of experience and training that the therapist holds.

This will depend on where you live, what level of training your therapist has and what they specialise in (whether they are a counsellor, psychotherapist or psychologist) and also how many years of working experience they have.

Your professional therapist will be able to advise you on the full range of therapies available and will be able to help you select the best one to suit your needs. They will also be able to answer any questions you may have. Use Bark to get free quotes and find a trusted therapist today.

You need to devote some time to finding the right therapist as the connection you have with your therapist is essential. You need someone who you can trust, someone you feel comfortable talking to about difficult subjects and intimate secrets, someone who will be a partner in your recovery. Therapy will not be effective unless you have this bond, so take some time in the beginning to find the right person.

It is worth talking to a few potential therapists and asking questions. Therapists also have special areas of focus, such as depression or eating disorders. For some issues, such as trauma or PTSD, seeing a specialist is absolutely essential.

Everyone’s treatment is different. How long your therapy lasts depends on many factors.

You may be offered a single session of counselling, a short course of sessions over a few weeks or months or a longer course that lasts for several months or years.

It can take a number of sessions before you start to see progress but you should gradually start to feel better with the help and support of your trusted Bark therapist.

Professional counsellor training takes three to five years and can be a diploma or degree level. Qualification requires a minimum number of client hours acquired through a work placement.

You may also want to ask for testimonials of their recent work. You could also look at their profile page on Bark and Bark can show you reviews from past customers who have used their therapy.

Therapy has repeatedly and consistently helped patients with a whole host of issues. It can help with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety or an eating disorder. Or it can help with an upsetting physical health condition such as infertility, a difficult life event such as a bereavement or a relationship breakdown. It can also be used to tackle difficult emotions such as low self-esteem, anger or sexual identity issues. Therapists also offer couples therapy. Therapists can also help with anxiety issues deriving from the coronavirus.

Absolutely! Many therapists offer sessions over the phone or through an online video chat platform, so you can have a session from the comfort of your own home - all you need is a strong internet connection and you're good to go.

The average price of a Therapist is R550 per session

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