Truida Botha, PhD

Therapeutic Counselor and Coach

Areas of Expertise

Anxiety Management • Trauma Counseling • Depression • Isolation • Emotional Health • Mental Health • Grief • Overwhelm • Transition Coaching • Coping as an Accompanying Expatriate Partner • Parental Guidance

About Me

I provide personal coaching for expats (employee as well as the accompanying partner) prior to, during and after international relocation. My therapeutic approach is solution-focused and I am passionate about people's inherent strengths and resilience. I believe that each and every client is the expert of their own life and I am priviledge to help them in their personal and emotional growth.

Book a FREE consultation session with me to learn more about how I can help.

Sessions starting at USD 125

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Lives in: South Africa
Nationality: South African
Countries/Regions of Expertise: Africa
Languages Spoken: English and Afrikaans
Truida Botha

Service Offerings

Having been an expat in Africa and completing my PhD in Psychology during our time abroad, has given me a deeply rooted understanding of the psychological needs of expats and in particular the accompanying expatriate partner. Moving from one country to another is traumatic for all parties involved. It takes great courage to leave the familiar behind and establish a newfound balance in a foreign environment without the security of having family and close friends nearby. It can be especially challenging when relocating to a third world country. One thing I learnt personally, is that we are much stronger than what we think we are - We are resilient, courageous and able to adjust despite numerous challenges offered by the host country.

I offer personal coaching and/or counseling before, during or after relocation in an effort to empower, uplift and increase the overall emotional well-being of expats. I have always worked within a positive psychology framework and believe that people are able to flourish, despite adversity. I see clients from a diverse background for a variety of reasons, such as:

  • The adjustment process of expatriation;
  • Identity issues (e.g. loss of a career and now being a stay-at-home parent)
  • Dealing with trauma;
  • Anxiety and depression;
  • When missing home is hitting hard

Book a session with me if you are struggling with any of the above challenges, or something else you’re struggling with while living abroad. I'm here to help.

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1-on-1 Session

These 1:1 sessions are solution-focused for people living abroad (employee or spouse) who may be struggling with the unique challenges of expat life. In our time together we will create a practical and personal development plan for a way forward within a positive framework.

USD 125/session

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What You'll Get

1-on-1 Coaching

Personalized Plan

Advice and strategies

What Other Clients Are Saying

I was on the brink of calling it quits and moving back home. Then I met Truida and her positive approach to coaching saved not only my marriage but also our expat posting.
Anonymous (Kenya)
I was in a very dark place when I started seeing you. Thank you so much for patiently walking alongside me, and for believing in my inner strengths. I am so grateful to have you in my life.
Anonymous (Tanzania)
I am forever grateful to you for helping me find my voice. My sessions with you felt like "home". Thank you for the professional and kind way that you conduct each and every session of ours.
Anonymous (Zambia)

Meet the Expert

Truida Botha holds a PhD in Psychology from the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus. Her PhD was obtained in May 2020. As a psychologist she has always worked within a positive psychology framework and believes that people are able to flourish, despite adversity. The topic of her PhD was inspired by her personal experience having been an accompanying partner for four years in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In her PhD thesis she explored the character strengths, resilience and well-being of the accompanying expatriate partner during international relocation.

Truida has been consulting as a psychologist in private practice since 2004. She obtained her B Prim Ed (JP) and B Ed (Psych) degrees at the University of Stellenbosch in 1999 and 2000. She obtained her M Ed (Psych) degree in 2002 at the University of Johannesburg and registered as an Educational Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA, Registration no.: PS0085049) as well as the Board of Healthcare Funders of South Africa (BHF, Practice no.: 0139920). During the past 18 years she built her practice working alongside psychiatrists, neurologists, paediatricians, general practitioners, fellow psychologists as well as physio-, speech- and occupational therapists. As a senior psychologist she also provides supervision for intern-psychologists and other psychologists. Truida’s professional opinions have been widely acknowledged in newspaper and magazine articles, and she has participated in various television and radio interviews.

Truida continues to run a successful private practice. She is consulting with multi-national companies, and has a special interest in working with individuals and families living abroad, or in the process of expatriating, repatriating or immigrating.

Truida is married to Francois, a Chartered Management Accountant. The couple has two beautiful teenage daughters and dreaming of yet another international assignment.

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