Hayley Whitehorn

“Anything that is human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary” – Fred Rogers

My goal is to work collaboratively with each client to meet their specific needs and tailor my approach to be unique to their life challenges. To develop this uniqueness, I integrate different approaches drawing mainly from Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to create the most appropriate treatment plan.​

I work with adolescents and adults from all backgrounds and walks of life, with my special interests being young adult and adolescent work.

I have worked with various presenting problems including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, self-harm, addiction, interpersonal relationship conflict, adjustment, identity development, trauma and stress.

I aim to create a safe, supportive, and welcoming space where we can work together to build a healthier and happier life. I approach counselling with empathy and non-judgement to explore thoughts, feelings, and life experiences.

Current Work

  • Therapy & Wellness, The Gantry (Private Practice)
  • Houghton House Addiction & Mental Health Treatment Centre (First Step Outpatient)
  • Reality Wellness Group (Employee Psychosocial Programme)


  • Master of Arts (Counselling Psychology) (NMU)
  • Bachelor of Social Science, Honours (Psychology) (Rhodes)
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology and Sociology) (Rhodes)
  • HPCSA Registration Number: PS0150010
  • Practice Number: 0969095