Zaakiyah Mohamed-Kaloo

Clinical Psychologist
Melville, Johannesburg
Telephone: 011 477 1319
Mobile Number: 082 303 5006
Address:
Melville Wellness Centre, 37 Arundel Road, Westdene, Johannesburg, South Africa
6 Junction Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa, Akeso Psychiatric Hospital (inpatient treatment)

It's important to know you are not alone. At times life can feel overwhelming, whether our distress stems from not getting what we want, or getting exactly what we wanted and yet somehow still feeling unfulfilled. Anxiety, depression, or battling with any dilemma can lead to feelings of frustration and hopelessness. The process of talking in a therapeutic setting is essential in cultivating self-awareness and obtaining the wisdom to make healthier choices. I understand that often the decision to enter therapy and to share the experience of pain and stress can be extraordinarily challenging. I consider my style to be warm, gentle and highly supportive, helping individuals identify their strengths and resources as we work together toward your healing.

I am interested in people who want to understand themselves and why they react to life as they do. Self and relationship exploration take courage, and I respect that. Therapy with me is a partnership for discovery of your own wisdom. Making that first call to a therapist takes real courage yet the rewards can be profound. In an environment of safety and collaboration one can gain deepened self-knowledge, a sense of being understood, and feelings of security and capability. The process of talking in a therapeutic setting is essential in cultivating self-awareness and obtaining the wisdom to make healthier choices. Positive changes occur when individuals become aware of how past issues may influence current difficulties. Success in therapy occurs when you learn more about yourself, your thoughts, your feelings and what drives your behaviour. I aim to facilitate this process through an active, empathic, non-judgmental approach.

I am however gentle with sore places, and support the confronting of stuck ones. When you feel ready, and feel safe enough, we work on the issues that need attention. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a powerful vehicle for change. While building a trusting connection, we will be able to work together to get you to a more balanced place. Therapy is a profound process of self-understanding, exploration and transformation. I work with patients in minimum once weekly sessions and if necessary on a more frequent basis, given my conviction that change requires a deep commitment to doing something different every day. Many of your emotional dilemmas with others will emerge in therapy sessions so that we can address them “in person”. Each therapist and each client is unique, what matters is a good interpersonal fit. I suggest an initial meeting to determine if I would be the right fit for your needs.

'Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.'   — 'C.G. Jung

Age group: Adult individual psychotherapy

Consultation hours : Monday - Thursday (11am to 7pm);  Friday 8:30am - 7pm

HPCSA: Ps 0120030
Pr No. PR 0529044