For the therapist, therapy is the art of listening. For the client - it's about being understood, made sense of, about integrating our disparate bits and pieces into a whole person. I invite my clients to engage with curiosity about his or her internal world - and then to wonder in the delight of the discovery of self. So my process encourages thinking - linking the different parts of the self - to make sense of who we are. It is more of a philosophical approach - of meaning making - it is a journey of discovery.
I am a clinical psychologist in private practice and I provide therapy for adults, adolescents and play-therapy for children and parental guidance. I work from a psychodynamic perspective, but do offer cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), narrative and person centred approaches. Either short-term or long term therapy is available depending on your requirements.
I provide therapy in the following areas;
For adults and adolescents;
- Anxiety and adjustment disorders
- Eating disorders
- Depression and mood disorders
- Substance Abuse
- Life changes and Interpersonal struggles
- Feelings of being 'stuck' and 'empty'
- Gay, lesbian, transgender issues
- Anxiety struggles such as separation, school refusal, shyness or general anxiety
- Difficulties in making friends
- Bedwetting and sleeping problems
- Disruptive and aggressive behaviours
- Phobias and OCD
Parents often struggle in managing a child's complex behaviours. Parental guidance offers a space to think about their child and their mode of parenting. It also offers a safe space where parents can think together around the complexities of being a parent. Often a parent will resort to a parenting style which feels unfamiliar. Parental guidance assists the parental dyad into understanding their relationships both with themselves and their children.
Pr. No. : 0533572
HPCSA No. : 0120650