When you let go of who you are you become who you might be




Individual therapy /counselling is a process in which clients meet on a one-on-one basis with a registered psychologist in a safe, caring and confidential environment to work through situations which are challenging to them in some way

Couples therapy involves a process whereby a couple meets with a therapist to work on specific identified areas of difficulty in their relationship. A couple can be married, engaged, dating, divorced or pre-divorce.

Group therapy is a process where a group of people (usually with similar interests or difficulties) meet on a regular basis in a confidential setting with a trained therapist to work on specific issues e.g. grief, divorce adjustment, depression, anger management

About  Me

Hello! I’m Cheryl. I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist, working in private practice in Kloof, Durban KZN.  I have practiced as a Clinical Psychologist/Therapist for over 25 years, working with individuals, couples and groups. 

While I run a private practice, my career journey has also included lecturing and supervising undergraduate and post graduate psychology students, training lay counsellors at NGO’s, writing articles of psychological interest for magazines, and working as a consultant for an international war tribunal. 


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Useful Reading
Articles I've Written
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

In her ten guideposts, Brown engages our minds, hearts, and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and ... 


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Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

The instant New York Times bestseller from the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder shares how saying YES changed her life... 


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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

Ever wonder what your therapist is really thinking? Now you can find out. Meet Lori Gottlieb, an insightful and compassionate therapist whose clients present with all kinds of problems... 


The Choice: Embrace the Possible

It's 1944 and sixteen-year-old ballerina and gymnast Edith Eger is sent to Auschwitz. Separated from her parents on arrival, she endures unimaginable experiences, including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. When the camp is finally liberated, she is pulled from...


Are you Depressed


Manage Anxiety - What ARE You Thinking?


Procrastination 101


Know your Strengths


I Love You, Now Change


Managing Grief and Loss


Are you a Control Freak?


Understanding Trauma


Why go for psychotherapy/counselling?

Research indicates that most people have experienced deep emotional difficulty at some point in their life. And that at least one in four adults will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. Everyone needs someone to talk to, and many people benefit from the wise, caring support of a trained and experienced professional. Research also indicates that people who receive psychotherapy will continue to improve and benefit after therapy ends. Along with reducing symptoms, therapy also helps you understand yourself and your underlying issues, break familiar cycles and make decisions in your life that can provide healing, growth, and positive change.

What kind of people visit a psychologist?

Most people who visit a psychologist are people like you or I who are curious to find ways in which to deal with an existing or long- term situation that is impacting on their lives. Some people have more severe difficulties. Our clients come for a very wide range of reasons.

How do I make an appointment?

You can either phone or email. It is quite permissible to address any queries you might have about my experience, fees, therapy approach etc. when you make an appointment.

What can I expect in the first session?

The first session is where you can start to work together on what you have brought in and I can get a sense of what is going on for you. It is also a time where you discuss what you would like to get from coming to therapy and the time frame involved for this. You can get a sense of my style of working and whether you would like to continue to see me.

Do you do offer online consultations?

Yes, I do. Online therapy has been recognized by the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and is approved by the major medical aids. I use the online portals which have been approved as being secure e.g. Zoom

Frequently Asked Questions

T: 031 764 4045   

C: 083 557 0244

E: cheryl.sol@3i.co.za

Get in Touch

Office 8 (upstairs), Fields Centre

13 Old Main Road, Kloof, KZN

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