Durbanville, Northern Suburbs, Cape Town
BA (Cum Laude) (Stell); BA Hons (Cum Laude) (Stell); MA Clinical Psychologist (UPE)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 24 years experience. My theoretical orientation is psychoanalytical. This approach is aimed at an in-depth understanding of the conscious and unconscious aspects of functioning. I am passionate about helping patients in a way that will help them for many years after terminating the therapy. Insight gained, losses mourned and changes made have a major impact on a person’s functioning for the rest of his/her life. I explore with clients how problems first made their way into their lives and what the ways are to overcome these problematic influences.
I believe that internal views of the self, others and the world are formed during an individual’s childhood. Our relationships and the ways that emotional needs and instincts are dealt with during childhood continues to influence us. I will help you understand why you think, feel and do as you do. I have a thorough knowledge of human psychological development, the meaning of symptoms and the consequences of specific traumas and experiences.
The aim of psychoanalytic psychotherapy is deep-seated change in personality and emotional development. I work from home and provide a confidential and non-judgemental service.
Practice number: 8628378
HPCSA Number: PS0040711