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Thomas Geffen

Life can be full of important, painful and challenging relationships, and therapy is a relationship experience that can lead to insight and positive change. I offer face-to-face therapy at Encompass Health Centre in Gardens, Cape Town in the City Bowl area. I also provide online counselling via Zoom. I have a diverse range of interests, and I enjoy working with infants, children, teenagers and adults. I have experience in providing psychotherapy, including play therapy. There may be a range of reasons for seeing a psychologist, including trauma, anxiety or depression, and I offer short-term or more long-term work as needed. Find out more about therapy and my rates below, or contact me to book a session or ask a question.

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I am a registered psychologist and have a Master of Arts degree (cum laude) in Community-Based Counselling Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand. I also completed my undergraduate at Wits, achieving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, followed by my Honours in Psychology. During my Master's training, I also provided counselling at the Emthonjeni Centre at Wits. I worked as an intern at Ububele, a non-governmental organisation that provides psychological services to those in Alexandra Township and the surrounding areas. Currently, I work as a therapist in private practice in Gardens, Cape Town (City Bowl). I also provide my services to schools and run workshops and groups, as well as corporates services such as trauma debriefing. I also have experience as an undergraduate and postgraduate lecturer, and as a counsellor at an addiction rehab centre.

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Services Offered

  • Online Therapy: use new technology to connect across distance, whether due to traveling, timing, location, health - or COVID-19 [read more]

  • Parent Connect: we are currently taking members for an online support group during lockdown

  • Family Therapy: problematic family dynamics and
    communication patterns [read more]

  • Play Therapy: using the natural language of children
    to explore their world [read more]

  • And many more...


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I live in another country. Can I still join membership?

Definitely! We have members all over the world and membership is self paced. You can work at 1pm or 3am.

I am at the beginning stages of my business. Do I join the society?

No. Dope Genius Society is for business owners who have already made money and have clients. We’re not creating anything from scratch yet enhancing what’s already working to make it better.

What happens after I enroll?

Thanks for your enrollment. You will be sent to our private FB community where you will engage with other professionals. Workbooks and syllabus are sent out the 28th of each month. Make sure you enter your address when you enroll so we can mail out your welcome gift.

I am a very polished and proper individual. I don’t like curse words, rap music, and I have ears that can’t listen to anything that’s not of Jesus Christ. Can I join the society?

NO. We some wealthy ass trap music jesus loving cocky smart mouth deserving of everything we think we want type of individuals in the society.

I want to work with you on a service level not just in the society. Am I able to work with you?

The society get discounts and first dibs on my schedule we join so we can work on a discount.

The society is NOT what I thought. Can I get a refund?

No refund. You can email us your notice now so we can cancel you within 30 days.

Do you have a payment plan for classes?

No. We currently don’t offer payments for the society

Is the society structured or do I have to figure this out on my own?

Both. We have a plan each month but you can work at whatever pace you desire

Can my business partner and I join in the same membership?

No. We’re only working with the person who signed up for the society

How does billing work?

If you choose to sign up through the monthly payments, then your first payment will be due the day you sign up. From there, you will be billed every month on the day that you enrolled. If you chose the yearly payment option, you will make a one time payment and be set for the entire year (and receive extra goodies too!).

I just signed up but have not received an email yet?

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If you have another question, contact me here.


Find out more about psychology, the mind, therapy and you. Visit my blog or click on a blog post to read. You can also view resources I have curated on a range of subjects.

Read my latest article How to Be More Playful, published in Bona Magazine.


I have been privileged to work with several organisations, including:

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You can also find me on the following websites:

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