074 588 3808 rdpearman@gmail.com


I’ve listed some of my most common FAQ’s below about my counselling services and how I work. If you have a question I haven’t answered, please get in touch. I’m happy to help.

Questions and answers to help you overcome any doubts you may have about my counselling psychologist services.

What can I expect at my first appointment?

At your first appointment, you will meet with me to discuss your reasons for seeking help. You may be asked questions about your beliefs, expectations, and experiences. This will help me to understand your current situation and outlook.

How long are Counselling sessions with You?

Sessions are approximately 50 minutes long.

How is therapy differ from talking to my friends?

Talking with friends is a great way to get support, but it’s not the same as talking to a psychologist. Psychologists are professionals with specialized training in helping people who are encountering difficulties in their lives. They can also provide an “outside”, objective perspective that is different than what your friends can provide.

What issues or concerns can counselling help with?

Counselling can assist with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, family conflicts, stress management, and personal growth.

Do you offer online counselling sessions?

Yes, I offer both in-person and online counselling sessions to accommodate your preferences and needs.

What is your cancellation policy?

I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you need to reschedule or cancel, please provide at least 24 hours’ notice to avoid a cancellation fee.

How many treatment sessions will be needed?

Each person has a different journey through therapy and so, therefore, it can be difficult to answer this question with precision. However, I work in a Solution-Focused Therapeutic approach which lends itself to shorter amounts of treatment sessions than most other approaches. I hope to move you towards achieving some if not all of your goals in the most time-efficient manner, whilst ensuring the process doesn’t feel rushed or forced.

Is the information discussed confidential?

All information that you disclose in your session with a psychologist is confidential.

There are two exceptions to this rule. The first exception is if you are at risk of harming yourself or someone else and the second exception is in relation to court orders.

What types of clients do you work with?

I work with individuals, couples, and families, helping them navigate various life challenges and mental health issues.

How do I know if counselling is right for me?

Counselling is beneficial for anyone seeking support, personal growth, or a safe space to discuss concerns. If you’re considering it, we can discuss your specific needs during an initial consultation.

How can I schedule an appointment?

You can schedule an appointment by contacting me via phone or email. I’ll respond promptly to arrange a suitable time.

Can I bring my partner or family to a session?

Yes, I offer couples and family counselling. You can schedule sessions for yourself, with your partner, or with other family members as needed.

Counselling Psychologist for individuals, couples, and families

My goal is to help all individuals live a healthier, happier and more productive life. I strive to provide a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly in an objective, neutral and nonjudgmental atmosphere. I believe that counselling helps you to understand your thoughts and feelings, become better at coping with difficult situations and everyday stress triggers, change your behavior where needed, and achieve your personal goals. 

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About Me

I'm a Counselling Psychologist situated in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, in close proximity to the areas of Rosebank and Sandton.

I work with individuals, couples, and families to address current challenges with a solution-focused approach. These challenges may include some more common complaints such as depression, and anxiety, or those trying to come to terms with trauma or bereavement.

Contact Me

For a free telephone conversation (5 - 10 minutes) please call me on 074 588 3808. If I am unavailable, please leave your contact details, with the best time to call.

If you prefer you can contact me by email or use the form on the contact page to send me a message. I aim to respond to all messages within 24 hours.


I am based in Randburg, Johannesburg. To find out how to locate me, simply click on the map below.