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Michelle Bennett - Counselling Psychologist
Kloof - Durban

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Practice Details

Practice Number: 8640548
Qualifications: B.Soc.Sci. (Psych.) Natal , B.Soc.Sci. Hons. (Psych.) Natal, M.Soc.Sci. (Couns.Psych.) Natal
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Telephone No: 083 461 58 91
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Physical Address: 11 A Coghill Avenue, Kloof, Durban, 3610,KZN
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Detailed information and specialities


Registered Psychologist with about 20 years private practice experience in Durban. Offering both Individual and Couple/Marriage counselling. I adapt the therapeutic framework to the unique individual and presenting concerns in order to achieve the best results. Privacy, confidentiality and varying belief systems are treated with the utmost respect.

I have experience in working with a wide range of clients, concerns, disorders, spiritual orientations and different cultural groups.
Areas of special interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Bereavement/Grief
  • Stress
  • Relationship Concerns and Destructive Relationship patterns
  • Interpersonal Difficulties
  • Divorce Adjustment
  • Step-family issues
  • Sexual orientation
  • Adults with a History of Sexual Abuse or Rape
  • Self-esteem
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders , such as
    • Panic Attacks
    • Post –Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Trauma (including hi-jacking, burglary etc)
    • Social Anxiety
    • Phobias
    • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Adjustment including to Life Stages
  • Loneliness
  • Work Difficulties
  • Single life
  • Personal Growth and more.
  • Blended families
  • Stress

Couple counselling encompasses marriage counselling, pre-marital counselling, and relationships.  Straight and gay couples are seen. 

I use a wide range of therapeutic techniques. These include, but are not limited to: Cognitive Therapy, CBT (Cognitive- Behavioural Therapy), Integrative/ Eclectic Therapy, Transpersonal therapy, Solution focussed therapy, Psychodynamic and Client centred therapy. I do both short and long term therapy, depending on the requirements of the case.  I generally, although, not always, use CBT for the treatment of anxiety disorders. These are techniques based on research evidence.

I have also done a significant amount of private practice work for Corporates and also smaller companies over the years, comment for various magazines and supervise internships.

I regard it of the utmost importance to put the client’s “best interests” first, while practising within the ethical boundaries of my profession. I look forward to the honour of working together with you and sharing my knowledge and expertise.


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