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

Darryn Costello

Clinical Psychologist

I am an independent, board certified clinical psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Board of Health Care Funders (BHF). I work therapeutically with adults and adolescents, individuals as well as couples offering long and short term psychotherapy.

I aim to provide a warm, non-judgmental and supportive space within which to help people understand themselves and their life experiences. I strive to help my clients deal more effectively with their life challenges. My therapeutic approach has been shaped by my experience working in private practice and a number of public hospitals and community clinics. I have enjoyed working with clients from diverse backgrounds, with varying psychological needs.

My Services:

  • Adult Individual Psychotherapy
  • Adolescent Individual Psychotherapy
  • Couples Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Supervision

Treatment Approach:

My treatment approach is always guided by my client’s needs. I primarily practice psychodynamic psychotherapy. This treatment approach means that I like to work on a deeper level with my clients. This entails forming a trusting and containing therapeutic relationship for the client to explore themselves and their life experiences. Working through these life experiences with a psychologist hopes to bring about healing and growth within the client.

Special Interests:

  • Psychiatric Conditions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Problems with anger
  • Self-harm and suicidal behaviours
  • Coping with life transitions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • LGBTIQA+ mental health issues; LGBTIQA+ affirmative practitioner
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Bereavement
  • Problems with self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Coping with loss, chronic illness and disability
  • Self-exploration and personal growth.

HPCSA no: PS0120766
Practice no: 0579122