I am a Registered Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Board of Health Care Funders (BHF). I have worked in a variety of hospital, rehabilitation, educational and corporate settings. My specific area of interest lies in Imago Relationship Therapy, family therapy, depression and anxiety, bereavement counselling and addiction counselling. I am a certified Imago Therapist. I assist adults, adolescents and couples with psychological counselling and therapeutic interventions. Interventions are tailor-made to suit the specific needs of the client and aim to assist clients with self-awareness and coping skills.
Conditions & Issues Treated
- Depression and Anxiety conditions
- Stress Management
- Grief and loss
- Life stage adjustment difficulties
- Work related Concerns
- Self-esteem issues
- Self-exploration, identity and personal development
- Anger problems
- How to set emotional boundaries
Individual Counselling for Adults & Adolescents
Psychological distress is often the result of difficult experiences and situations. The nature of life and its challenges means that we all experience distressing situations at times, however at times this can become too overwhelming leading to depression, stress or anxiety. Individual therapy allows adults to take responsibility for their emotional needs and deal with past or current hurts in a safe and secure setting.
Adult counselling offers a confidential, private space for clients to build resilience and coping skills to deal with their stressors. Interventions are tailored specifically to the client’s needs and vary from short-term to long-term.
Couples who are dating, engaged or married can benefit from Couples Therapy. The nature of being in relationship/married is often complex due to each partner bringing their own ideas, opinions and personal history into the relationship. Imago Therapy is the primary couples counselling approach used to assist couples.
Imago Therapy is a unique intervention and aims at reconnecting, healing and growth and becoming fully alive in our relationships. It is not problem-solving in nature but rather looks at past childhood wounds that re-play themselves in our adult relationships. The safety established in Imago Therapy allows couples to fully express their needs and concerns in a non-judgmental and non-critical manner. Both individuals in the couple are present for the intervention and various communication techniques are explored.
Couples therapy may focus on some of the following aspects:
- Boundary setting
- Preparation for marriage
- Sexual difficulties
- Addiction and its effect on relationship
- Fertility issues
- adjustment to life changes
- loss and trauma
Families can be a source of comfort, nurturance and support but sometimes relationship dynamics can place the family under strain and some family members may feel lonely, disregarded or undervalued. Each family has different opinions, perspectives and their own personal history making them unique however this often becomes a point of conflict. Family counselling aims to help families communicate their feelings and concerns openly and to resolve underlying conflict. The focus is to build on resilience and resources within the family unit and understanding differences in perspectives.
Family therapy may focus on some of the following aspects:
- Setting boundaries
- Building trust and safety
- Dealing with addiction in the family
- Dealing with divorce and separations
- Adjustment to blended family and step-parents
Practice No: 0381098
HPCSA No: PS0110299