I first registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Psychological Counsellor over a decade ago. Since then, I have undergone extensive training, internships and examinations. I have worked in a variety of clinics and hospitals (both public and private), with a number of healthcare professionals, and have formed part of many different multidisciplinary teams. Presently, as a clinical psychologist in private practice, I enjoy working with adolescents and adults who suffer from various behavioural or emotional problems, as well as those who seek better relationships, personal growth and a deeper meaning in their lives.
My work often involves helping people to navigate difficult life stages (such as the loss of a loved one, a change in job or health status) and other challenges. I have particular interest and experience in working with depression, anxiety and body/eating disorders.
While I am happy to formally consult on specific issues, I usually work in collaboration with my patients, where our shared aim is to discover, understand and if need be change old psychological patterns. I therefore facilitate both short-term therapies (for specific problems) and longer term work (which allows time for broader exploration and development).
My theoretical training includes psychodynamic, psychoanalytic and cognitive behavioural perspectives. However, I generally favour Attachment Theory to inform my understanding and ways of being with people. I thus aim to provide a warm, confidential, responsive and stimulating therapeutic relationship in which clients can examine their experiences of the world and perhaps try out new ways of being.
I remain mindful of the fact that a successful therapy requires significant investment in terms of time, energy and money. While there are seldom “quick fixes”, I work hard alongside my patients to ensure that they feel that these investments are worth while.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Practice number: 0468975
HPCSA Number: PS0114057