CARING IS OUR PASSION +27 (0) 82 884 2429

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Individual Therapy

All of us need someone to talk to about life …
and our lives from time to time.

Couples Therapy

To be in a relationship with someone you truly love can be the most indescribable experience of your life.

Family Therapy

Families don’t always need to change to fit into this world. They can be the first ones to give value to life.

Hello! I’m Charl

Counsellor and Therapist

I am a qualified, experienced, registered at CPSC as Specialised Counsellor and Religious Specialist to give support to those in need. Especially for everyone who needs support in his or her difficult situation/circumstance especially those in the LGBT community. I specialise in Individual Therapy, Couples and Family Therapy, Trauma Counselling, Gay, Lesbian and Sexuality Counselling.

My Expertise

Individual Therapy

Couples Therapy

Family Therapy

Trauma Counselling

Gay & Lesbian Counselling

Pastoral Counselling

Why  you should book.

I offer a friendly and down-to-earth approach to therapy, providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to talk. With training and experience in religious therapy, I work flexibly and collaboratively, tailoring therapy to the needs of each person I see.

Getting Started is Easy

Book a Provisional Appointment

Make a booking using our online facility or call me on +27 (0) 82 884 2429. A pro-forma invoice will be sent via email which includes our banking details. Provisional bookings will be confirmed via email after a POP (Proof of Payment) has been received.

Make a Payment via EFT

Use your pro-forma invoice reference number and submit an EFT payment. Please email your POP (Proof of Payment) via SMS or email to confirm payment. Bookings are only considered booked on receipt of your POP with a confirmation email.

1st Session

Your sessions can either be at my office in a relaxing environment or we can do it from the comfort of your couch via ZOOM. You will receive an appointment confirmation email with all the details for your session. ZOOM is available online on a laptop or on your phone.

My Approach

I believe that every problematic situation or condition has a viable solution. Therefore, I will always help find ways to assist in bringing about complete changes to situations, experiences or interpretations.

My Experience

I spent 5 years in the Ministry before moving into private practice as a Specialized Counsellor going on 14 years now, the last 11 years as  Registered Pastoral Therapist and now also 4 years a Religious Specialist.

My Qualifications

I completed my BA in Theology, BA (Hon) and M.Div. Degrees at the University of Pretoria in 2002. In 2008 I received my M.A. degree with specialization in Pastoral Family Therapy at the University of Pretoria.


"When I started counselling with Charl, I felt like there is no hope for my situation. I was facing problem after problem. I thought I am only coming to find solutions through counselling but what I got was someone who genuinely cares and supports me through every obstacle I face. I found someone I can always rely on and most importantly, I learned to trust God again. He always help me to focus on the right and positive perspective of what I face. I am now confident and positive about life once again."

Bessie M

"My mens wees en self vertroue was af gebreek, ek kon nie my werk gedoen het nie, ek was te skaam om met mense in aanraaking te kom. My inkomste het ek dus verbeer. Toe ontmoet ek vir Mnr. Charl Greef, n berader, wat my in 5 die gebed beradeng baie gehelp het. Na die vyfde sessie het ek weer beging om my self vertroue en menswaardighei terug te wen. Ek sal Mnr Charl Greeff altyd aan beveel."


"My experience in therapy was truly enlightening. Charl helped me understand many of the thought processes that were causing me to feel anxious and depressed. Throughout our work together I was able to restructure these processes and see my reality through a more positive lens. "

Brad: Age 56

"Receiving support from Charl in the time of my crisis was a life saving experience. I had actually reached a deeper depth of despair, I had given up in many ways and had considered suicide several times before meeting him. His professional experience in therapy allowed me to figure out what is best for me and I started to have more trust, belief and love for myself. What I also appreciated was that I needed to meet with a Religeous professional who is non-judgemental, understood the importance of being queer, sexuality and religion."

Jane -  Age 22

Frequently Asked Questions


Psychological therapy includes a number of psychotherapeutic approaches that can be helpful for a wide range of issues. You may feel anxious, depressed, stressed, irritable or angry. Perhaps you have financial, work or relationship-related difficulties. You may be troubled by past events or experiences. Sometimes people come to therapy aware of a particular issue they want to work on. Others may not feel sure. 

Seeking therapy can be a daunting time, however a good therapist will help you to feel at ease and comfortable enough to talk about your concerns. It may be worth trying different counsellors to see what you feel most comfortable with. If you have any queries at all and would like to arrange a brief chat about therapy or the kinds of psychological therapy I offer, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Research shows the therapeutic alliance is a key component in successful therapy.  I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and aim to provide a safe, supportive space - working intuitively with individuals to explore, process and aid healing from difficulties. I aim to facilitate a nurturing base in which clients can experience authenticity, openness and honesty in order to help develop increased self-awareness, personal growth and a deeper sense of meaning, purpose and contentment. My approach is warm, attentive and always with integrity.


It can be confusing to make sense of the different types of counselling or psychotherapy available. The difference lies in the kind of, and level of training, the therapeutic approach, types of skill and knowledge base.

I am a registered specialised counsellor in Pretoria that practice with the latest research to improve people’s lives and to make life for them easier and enjoyable. I am graduate in master’s in theology (M.Div.) and a Masters in Pastoral Family Therapy (M.A.) at the University of Pretoria. I am registered at the Counsel for Pastoral and Spiritual Counsellors (CPSC) as a Religious Specialist.

I am qualified to practice as a religious specialist from a religious point of view but can also work from a non-religious perspective if religion doesn’t play any role in a person’s life. 



Many counsellors offer a strict 60 minute session. I prefer to offer some flexibility depending on the content or process of what is being discussed in the session and most sessions last around 60 minutes.


This really depends and can be discussed on an individual basis. Some people come to see a psychologist for a set goal to work on and may only desire or require a few, maybe as little as 6 sessions. Others benefit from ongoing psychotherapy and support, this may be months or years. I offer both short and long-term therapy. Length of therapy can be discussed from the outset.


My fees for Counselling & Therapy in Pretoria are R500 per hour session. Zoom / Skype sessions are R500. Fees are payable prior to, or on the day of the session. Payment is accepted cash or bank transfer.

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