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Our approach

All individuals experience different reactions to different events.  I am here to help guide my clients to the path that they would like to be on. I work with the client’s needs and adapt to their framework. Each person is unique and I want to explore and understand their uniqueness with them during our counseling sessions.

We can help you deal with

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The challenges of everyday life can sometimes feel relentless and never-ending. Finding the right tools to deal with these issues van be a massive challenge. We are here to help equip you to navigate these issues

Alouise de JagerAlouise de Jager
11:44 07 Jun 23
Melinda is an amazing and very professional counselor. She has empathy, is kind and attentive. She really listens to you and gives you the right tools to manage your trauma, anxiety or depression. I will definitely recommend her.
Dheshree VatherDheshree Vather
09:41 07 Jun 23
Melinda is Amazing at what she does . Passionate and dedicated.
Noëlle FerreiraNoëlle Ferreira
06:45 31 May 22
My sessions with Melinda came at a fairly critical point for me, and I am happy to say they've been incredibly helpful. Her direct but non-judgemental manner made hard topics easier to address head-on, which I really needed and appreciated. Reliably astute observations allowed me to really stop and consider my perspectives in a way I hadn't before. They also left nowhere to hide, which is exactly what one wants from a therapist! Melinda helped me navigate obstacles that had previously felt insurmountable, and I'm happier as a result. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her. 5 stars ♡
Nicoline BenderNicoline Bender
11:02 24 May 22
Melinda is excellent in what she does! She truly has compassion and empathy for people, which makes her brilliant at what she does!
Alicia CoertzeAlicia Coertze
16:27 20 May 22
I can highly recommend Melinda. She is a wonderful and caring counsellor. She is empathetic, inclusive of diversity and very knowledgeable. If you are in need of counselling and not sure if this is the right choice — be rest assured that Melinda will take good care of you!!
I would recommend the softes most caring person to any one. Melinda has been gifted this gift to help any one who ask and help them back in their feet. whether it is healing or just talking it out. we all need to talk now and then and especially in todays way of living having a counselor to just unpack all that is waying you down is more precious then gold and diamonds.
Thys du PlooyThys du Plooy
11:33 07 May 21
Alouise de JagerAlouise de Jager
11:44 07 Jun 23
Melinda is an amazing and very professional counselor. She has empathy, is kind and attentive. She really listens to you and gives you the right tools to manage your trauma, anxiety or depression. I will definitely recommend her.
Dheshree VatherDheshree Vather
09:41 07 Jun 23
Melinda is Amazing at what she does . Passionate and dedicated.
Noëlle FerreiraNoëlle Ferreira
06:45 31 May 22
My sessions with Melinda came at a fairly critical point for me, and I am happy to say they've been incredibly helpful. Her direct but non-judgemental manner made hard topics easier to address head-on, which I really needed and appreciated. Reliably astute observations allowed me to really stop and consider my perspectives in a way I hadn't before. They also left nowhere to hide, which is exactly what one wants from a therapist! Melinda helped me navigate obstacles that had previously felt insurmountable, and I'm happier as a result. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her. 5 stars ♡
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Who is Melinda du Plooy

Melinda du Plooy - specialist wellness counselor

Melinda is a Specialist Wellness Counsellor registered with the ASCHP.

She believes in facilitating a climate for change through empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard by using an Integrated Person Centred Approach.

Counselling is an effective way to facilitate and encourage positive growth and teach clients healthy coping mechanisms to address any concerns they might have in their day-to-day lives.

The services we offer

Trauma is a natural emotional response to a distressing or disturbing event that occurred in a person’s life. [Read more…]

Grief is all-encompassing. When you lose someone it leaves a hole in your heart. A hole where a person used to be. [Read more…]

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No two people are the same, nor do they experience life in the same way. Individual counselling can be beneficial for everyone. [Read more…]

Employee wellness involves providing employees with the tools and resources they need to take care of their mental, physical, and emotional health. [Read more…]

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Every person experiences live challenges at some stage. Not everyone reacts in the same way to those challenges. Counselling is an effective way to facilitate and encourage positive growth and teach clients healthy coping mechanisms to address any concerns they might have in their day-to-day lives.

I am here to help guide my clients to the path that they would like to be on. I work with the client’s needs and adapt to their framework. Each person is unique and I want to explore and understand their uniqueness with them during our counselling sessions.

Are you feeling stressed, anxious, depressed?

Everyday life comes with a multitude of challenges. These challenges can often lead to increased anxiety and stress resulting in difficulty to cope. The relentless pace of every day stressors and the demands from society, work and family can often become overwhelming. 

When you need to face these challenges on a regular basis it can result in feeling depressed or that you have no control over your life. There are however a number of other factors that can also contribute to these mental health problems and this is often the result of unresolved trauma.

Unresolved trauma can also be the root cause of issues like PTSD, anxiety disorder, acute stress, depression, OCD and other mental health problems.

We aim to equip you with tools that can help you to manage every day stress and anxiety that come with it. It is important that all forms of trauma is addressed to help you move on with your life and to deal with mental health problems that might hold you back.

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