Psychology Empowering you to live your best life 

Through Personalised Counselling and Evidence-Based Trauma Informed Care

Practice Number 1021230

A Holistic Approach To Mental Health

Health Professions of SA Registered Counsellor

Jacques Wagner Counselling in Stellenbosch and Online

Unlock Your Inner Compass, Find Your True North!

Mental Health Matters

Explore, discover and heal your world

Welcome to my practice. I am Jacques Wagner an HPCSA Registered Counsellor and I provide individuals and families in the Stellenbosch area and online with personalized counselling to help them improve their mental health and quality of life. My mission is to empower Individuals, Families and Couples and I offer a range of services such as personal counselling, personal relationships, relationship counselling, trauma counselling, career guidance, psychometric assessments and assistance with personal challenges. With compassionate and comprehensive care, I work with my clients to create a safe and supportive environment where they can address all aspects of their mental health needs.

Whether it’s helping someone struggling with substance abuse or managing difficult emotions like anger or stress, each session is tailored to the individual’s unique situation so that they can start navigating their paths towards balanced and healthy lives. I also specialize in providing guidance for those transitioning from school to university or exploring different career paths. And for those who are dealing with the loss of a loved one, I strive to offer comfort and understanding so that they can begin healing from their grief. My goal is for every person who comes to me for help to find an inner strength that will lead them on the road towards long-term well-being. Read more 

When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.

Victor  Frankel

Present Moment Awareness is The Key To Happiness

My Approach to Psychology

I provide a warm and supportive environment for individuals and families in Stellenbosch and online to work through their mental health challenges. As an HPCSA Registered Mental Health Professional, my approach is tailored to each individual’s specific needs and focuses on helping you develop better self-awareness, healthier coping strategies and an overall sense of well-being.

My Areas Of Expertise

As a Career Practitioner and HPCSA Registered Counsellor, I can help with the following:

Personal Development

Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Addiction, Personal Counselling, Grief, Brain Work Recursive Therapy (BWRT) Loss and HIV Testing.

Professional Development

Psychometric Assessments, Career Guidance and University Application Support

Couples and Family

Family Counselling, Relationship/Marriage or Couples Counselling, Parenting Classes, Online DBT Skills Training for Families and Adolescents and Mediation.

Use Psychology to Discover the transformative power and invaluable benefits that await you on your journey of self-exploration and growth.

What is Counselling

Counselling is a personalized form of psychotherapy that helps individuals, couples or families cope with a wide range of issues, which can include mental health concerns, personal struggles, addiction and relationship difficulties. It involves open dialogue between the individual, couple or family and counsellor to work through the problem at hand. Through regular counselling sessions, you can develop better self-awareness and an understanding of your own emotions, forge better personal relationships as well as learn healthier coping skills to navigate life’s difficulties.

What are the Benefits of Counselling?

Counselling is a powerful tool that can help individuals to gain insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. It provides an opportunity for people to explore their personal issues in a safe and supportive environment. Counselling can provide numerous benefits such as improved communication and interpersonal skills, increased self-acceptance and self-esteem, the ability to change self-defeating habits and behaviours, better understanding of one’s personality, values, and beliefs, relief from unpleasant emotions, development of openness and acceptance towards oneself and others, the ability to set boundaries for oneself and others, decreased anxiety and depression levels and lessened suicidal tendencies. Counselling can be a great way to gain clarity on life issues or simply learn more about yourself.

What does the counsellor do?

A registered counsellor is a trained professional who provides advice and guidance to individuals or groups on personal, social, educational, and career-related issues. They help people to explore their feelings and emotions, identify goals and objectives, develop strategies for dealing with problems, and work towards making positive changes in their lives. Counsellors use a variety of techniques such as active listening, problem-solving skills, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychotherapy, and hypnotherapy to help clients reach their goals. Counsellors also provide support to individuals who are struggling with mental health issues such as depression or anxiety. By providing a safe space for clients to express themselves without judgement or criticism, counsellors can help them gain insight into their own thoughts and feelings and make positive changes in their lives.

What are the benefits of Counselling for stress?

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How often do I see my counsellor?

We usually book weekly sessions but it remains your right to determine your process. 

How long do I have to participate in counselling?

With me, you are always in control of the choices you make. You can attend as many sessions as you need, which we will discuss and agree on. I encourage my clients to participate in taking stock of our process during every session. 

Do you accept medical aid?

Yes, I do. Various options are available, please enquire.

In Which Areas Do You Provide Counselling

I provide in-person counselling in Pretoria as well Emalhaleni as at my private practice.
However, I am able to provide counselling to people all across South Africa through online Sessions.


Invest In Yourself

Why should you invest in counselling?

Deciding to invest in your mental health is one of the best and most courageous decisions you can make. The journey that follows can be challenging, but it has the potential to be incredibly rewarding and life-changing. By engaging in professional counselling with a registered counsellor, you are taking an important step towards improving your overall well-being. Investing in your mental health is an investment in yourself, and it can be one of the best investments you ever make.

By embarking on this journey you can gain valuable insight into your thoughts and behaviours as well as discover new strategies for coping with situations. You will learn the skills to make positive changes in your life so you can feel more confident self-assured and empowered It is also a safe space to discuss personal problems without judgment or bias. Visit to learn more

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