I have been in practice since 1987. During my career as a psychologist I have been a school counsellor, have supervised educational psychology Masters students, conducted managerial and neuropsychological assessments and run a private practice.
In my current practice I do psychotherapy and assessment, including the cognitive-emotional assessments of adults and children.
I believe in the power of the mind, and that we can change our lives for the better by managing our thoughts and beliefs about ourselves, others and the outside world. Over the years I have become increasingly convinced of the effectiveness of the cognitive behavioural therapies in treating psychological disturbances, and have furthered my studies in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Mindfulness-based CBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Cognitive behavioural therapies focus on problem solving as well as teaching cognitive, emotional and behavioural skills to overcome psychological difficulties and to lead more fulfilling lives. They are relatively short- term and goal- directed.
We all have emotional and behavioural disturbances to some degree, and probably would all benefit from psycho-education and/or psychotherapy. I am comfortable working with all levels of psychological functioning, ranging from personal growth to pronounced psychopathology.
I see clients with a variety of problems including:
- Anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder. Obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and phobias.
- Dysfunctional anger and aggression
- Shame, shyness and problems with assertion
- Substance abuse
- Eating disorders
- Sleep disturbances
I am registered with:
The Health Professions Council of S. A.: PS 0023310
The Board of Health Care Funders: Pr No 8611963
I am a member of:
- The Psychologicall Society of South Africa
- The South African Depression and Anxiety Group
- The South African Clinical Neuropsychology Association
- he Medico-Legal Society