Ever wish that you could chat with someone who gets where you are coming from?  Someone who can help without judgment or emotional strings?

Let our Expat Therapist be the friend you need to support you along the journey of carving out your new life.

Feel understood and gain valuable tools to navigate the complexities of immigration.

We can assist you from anywhere in the world in English, with a South African flavour.

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We have a specialist that can help you from anywhere.

INTEGRATED EVIDENCE-BASED THERAPY AND COACHING

  1. Whether you need someone who cares and understands or has practical skills to help you through the day, we’ve got you covered.
  2. We support South Africans in the decision-making process, all the way through navigating changes and dealing with loss.
  3. We provide practical tools for settling into a new normal.
  4. Career guidance and dealing with imposter syndrome.
  5. Dealing with guilt and feeling far from your loved ones.
  6. Coping with loneliness.
  7. How to cope with uncertainty and massive change in your relationship, your family, dealing with extended family, facing adjustment in your new working environment, and how that affects your sense of self.
  8. We provide partner and family support – because immigration affects both partners, the family dynamic as well as those left behind.

We believe we are hope merchants and our most precious gift to offer you is HOPE.

OUR APPROACH

Client centered, not intervention centered.

  1. Respect is at the core of all we do.  We respect your background as well as what you are trying to build.
  2. We are focused on improving your overall well-being and not on a quick fix.  We do this through –
    1. Following the best internationally recognized intervention protocols.
    2. Integrating different modalities to ensure optimal results.
    3. Helping you uncover hidden content and heal in session.
    4. Teaching you lifestyle practices to enhance your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
  3. Our interventions will help you change how you think, what you feel and how you behave to help you correct your brain chemistry.

Once you feel better, we help you excel at your new life by setting goals and bringing in good habits to support the quality of your new life.

Applicable evidence-based therapies

Don’t just survive – learn to thrive

  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EDMR)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Visualisation Techniques
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Rational Behaviour Therapy (RBT)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Neuro-Resilience Tools
  • Exercises based on Polyvagal Theory
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

We can help, if –

  • You are thinking of immigrating and not sure what to do.
  • You are in the process of immigrating and feel stressed out.
  • You feel guilty and scared to leave loved ones behind.
  • You want to improve your mental well-being.
  • You have made the move and feel overwhelmed by all the changes.
  • You suffer from stress, anxiety, depression, or feeling homesick.
  • You are experiencing relationship difficulties.
  • You feel like an imposter at work.
  • You want to improve your level of emotional and mental resilience.

About Your Therapist

Anna-Mart van Wyk

Clinical Hypnotherapist, Holistic Therapist and Neuro-Coach (DipNeuroC)

Anna-Mart van Wyk (DipCH, DipNeuroC) is a qualified, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Neuro-Behavioural Life Coach, registered with the prestigious ICC (International Coaching Council) and with the National Hypnotherapy Council in the UK. She has further qualifications in various therapeutic interventions, through the Surrey College of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, accredited by the National Society of Psychotherapists and she has further qualified herself in the Neuroscience of Coaching, through the University of Pretoria.

Although, her primary modality is Hypnotherapy, she integrates various interventions to follow a holistic approach by using her qualifications in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), TLT (Timeline Therapy) and SFT (Solution Focussed Therapy).

She is passionate about seeing people thrive and reach their full potential. This becomes difficult if we are held captive by pain and trauma. “Our current selves are the products of our past, but every moment offers an opportunity to reinvent ourselves. The sad reality is that, due to the inhibiting, debilitating effects of trauma, many people are stuck in the versions of themselves from a decade or even longer ago. If we are unable to let go of our pain, then living the life of our ideal, best-selves becomes impossible.”

There has been increased evidence of how instrumental the body can be in helping the mind to heal with polyvagal theory, being just one area of focus. She makes use of various top down and bottom-up interventions to bring about lasting change for her clients and empowering them to improve their mental and emotional resilience.

She uses her more than 15 years of training and coaching experience, to not only help her clients heal, but understand how they function as a holistic system. Her love of psychoeducation ensures that her clients understand their triggers, behaviour, and their healing process on a cognitive level as well. This approach brings about lasting change.

“We have learnt that we relate to the world, not as it truly is, but as we are. It follows then that we can change our experience of the world, by working on being our best, most whole selves. Holistic therapy is all about helping you feel safe in your own body, build new neural pathways that serve you better and gain the confidence to pursue your dreams.”

– Anna-Mart van Wyk

About Your Therapist

Riaan van Wyk

MSexologiae (Cum Laude), BSc (Hons – NDP) Therapeutic Psychology (Cum Laude), BEng (Hons)

I am an Integrated Psychotherapist, Traumatologist, Sexologist and Relationship Specialist. I am fortunate enough to co-own My Therapy International with my wife, Anna-Mart van Wyk, who practices a Holistic Therapist and a Neuro-Behavioural Coach.

It might surprise you that I started my career as an Engineer, as it was the “logical choice” in the era when I attended varsity, but my interest in human behaviour was relentless and I ended up reading twice as many books on Psychology as on Engineering while qualifying as an Engineer.  After having practiced as a Metallurgical Engineer for a couple of years, I finally made the “right choice” and pursued my true passion – the Human Sciences.

My Engineering studies contributed greatly to me being the Therapist I am today as it caused me to be very critical of therapeutic interventions that lack the scientific credibility and proven track record to back them up.  I therefore only use therapeutic models that are evidence-based and validated by science to ensure my patients get results.

I think differently to other Therapists and I integrate many models to ensure that my patients receive the optimal level of care to truly help them.  I can’t help but be outcomes orientated and feel a huge sense of responsibility to make a real, tangible difference.

Although, I use many different intervention protocols, I have a special love and intimate knowledge of these therapies as they work –

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (Fosha)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Beck)
  • Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (Ellis & Dryden)
  • Rational Behaviour Therapy (Maultzby)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (Pederson’s expansion on Linehan)
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy (Schwartz)

As a result, the majority of interventions that I use are based on principles from the abovementioned therapies.

In all that we do, we only use reliable therapies and for that reason, our results are predictable.

We believe that patients should be in therapy for as short as possible and as long as is absolutely necessary and we do not want to make people dependant on therapy, but rather equip them with skills to thrive.

My wife and I are passionate about offering people a holistic solution to well-being – first heal and then excel and learn new skills to sustain the progress that you have made long-term.

Life is magical and the magic starts with hope.  We believe that we are essentially Hope Merchants by trade; and we just happen to use Therapy to give people exactly that – HOPE.

– Riaan van Wyk

How our other patients felt

The growth I underwent through Anna-Mart’s guidance has been life-changing! The goals I once thought unfeasible are in the rearview, and I get to constantly set the bar higher.

Riaan is a great therapist.  He knows what he is talking about and he has a huge knowledge in mental health. He listens carefully and is there when i need him.

Dear Riaan and Anna-Mart

I want to extend my deepest gratitude to My Therapy for the incredible support and guidance I have received. From the very first session, I felt a genuine sense of empathy and professionalism that truly set the tone for my journey.

Your evidence based approach, which combines compassionate listening with practical, solution-focused strategies, has been instrumental in helping me navigate through my anxiety with academics and life.

Every session provided me with valuable insight and tools that I can apply in my daily life. Evidently, my anxiety significantly improved as well as my academics.

I am truly grateful for the positive changes in my life, and I wholeheartedly recommend your services to anyone seeking therapy.

With sincere appreciation

I first started seeing Anna-Mart from My Therapy International in July 2023. Anna-Mart has had a huge impact on my life for the better, and I am so glad I took that leap of faith and booked my appointment.

  • PER SESSION
  • R 1,190
  • Per Hour Session
  • MULTI SESSION
  • R 5,950
  • Pay for 5 Sessions, and get the 6th Session Free
  • EXTENDED SESSION
  • R 1,760
  • Per 90 Minute Couple Session

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Contact Us: +27 83 749 6788


Email: info@mytherapy.co.za


Address: 157 Ezra Rd, Die Wilgers, Pretoria, 0184

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Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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It may be tough to start living rationally but it is a scientifically mapped road to happiness and fulfillment.  Its worth it, we promise.

Contact Us: +27 83 749 6788


Email: info@mytherapy.co.za


Address: 157 Ezra Rd, Die Wilgers, Pretoria, 0184

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