Clinical Psychologist, Leslie Ebben B.A Psych (UJ), B.A. Hons Psych (UJ), M.A Clin Psych (UJ)

Beverley Marcus

Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist, Leslie Ebben B.A Psych (UJ), B.A. Hons Psych (UJ), M.A Clin Psych (UJ)

Morningside / Rivonia, Sandton, Johannesburg

BA (Speech and Hearing therapy) (WITS) SOCIAL WORK (UNISA) BA (HONS) (UNISA) MA (Clinical Psychology) (WITS)

083 501 1086

beverleymarcus@gmail.com

Morningside, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

I am a Clinical Psychologist with a background in Speech and Hearing Therapy and Social Work. In my years of work, I have found that the emotiotional impact of a situation needs to be addressed sensitively and honestly in an environment that feels safe enough to do so.

The information provided aims to clarify the services I offer and the type of work I do as a clinical psychologist.

As a psychologist, I understand that part of being human entails going through experiences that leave us feeling vulnerable and unsettled, often with a shattered sense of trust and hope in the world and others. Dealing with these feelings on your own is no easy task, and although the decision to begin seeing a psychologist is not an easy one, entering a therapy relationship provides a safe space, where together a journey can be embarked upon as a way of finding meaning and bringing about change. The therapy process is tailored to meet the individual’s needs.

In essence, I understand therapy to be an investment in one’s self and one’s future.

I work with adults, adolescents and children and work primarily from a psychodynamically oriented approach, with particular focus on the therapeutic relationship as a vehicle for growth and change.

The services that I offer include:

LONG-TERM AND SHORT-TERM INDIVIDUAL ADULT AND ADOLESCENT THERAPY FOR:

  • Relationship difficulties
  • Eating Disorders
  • Difficulties adjusting to stressful life situations
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Issues around gender and sexuality
  • Women’s health issues
  • Parenting difficulties
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Coping with loss
  • Divorce
  • Feelings of loneliness and emptiness
  • Difficulties in dealing with anxiety provoking feelings such as anger and jealousy
  • Family difficulties
  • Feelings of uncertainty around sexuality, life path and identity
  • Self-harming behaviour such as cutting
  • Recurring nightmares
  • A desire for self-exploration and deeper self-understanding (you do not need to be in a crisis to seek therapy)

PLAY THERAPY FOR CHILDREN

I offer play therapy for children in a child-friendly therapy room that is equipped with toys and games to help the child access and work through emotional difficulties. Children struggle to verbalise their feelings and play therapy provides a safe and nurturing environment for children who are struggling to cope with and make sense of difficult feelings and situations.

Should you wish to contact me to find out more information or to schedule an appointment, please do not hesitate to phone or email me. If you leave a message, I will get back to you as soon as I am able to as I understand the decision to see a psychologist as one that needs to be taken seriously and treated with respect.

Practice No: 086 000 0366064