Nordlind Cazimira Fouche

Counselling Psychologist
Bothasig / Milnerton & Northern Suburbs, Cape Town
Telephone: 021 559 6553
Mobile Number: 071 884 2126
Email Address: psychservinfo@gmail.com
Fax: 088 021 559 6553
Address:
16 Botma Street, Bothasig, Cape Town, South Africa

I am an HPCSA Registered Counselling Psychologist in private practice.

My professional interests are in the field of overcoming trauma, couples therapy, anxiety, depression, addiction science, and career management. The therapeutic approaches I use are Brief Term Therapy (Solution Focused), Encounter-centred Couple Therapy (EcCT), Eye Movement Desenzitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Motivational Interviewing. In my approach I consider the client's individual needs and readiness to change.

I have years of experience in working with young professionals and students regarding anxiety, depression and trauma. I have assisted many students from different backgrounds and ages to overcome personal difficulties that impacted on their academic performance. I worked at universities such as UNISA (4 years) and presently do consultancy work for the Therapeutic Unit at the University of the Western Cape.

I was also trained as a Lifeline volunteer where I where I delivered telephonic counselling for people in crisis. I also deliver learning programmes and workshops on behalf of Red Management Consultants.

I completed a 2 years Group Analysis intermediate training involving theory and practical applications through the Centre for Group Analysis Studies (CGAS) located in Cape Town. I have also been trained in the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) approach and Encounter-centered Couple Therapy approach.

My training will help you deal effectively with problems you may experience in one or more of the following:

PERSONAL GROWTH:

  • Increasing self confidence
  • Increasing motivation
  • Finding greater purpose in life
  • Becoming more assertive
  • Overcoming procrastination
  • Managing anger

ADJUSTMENT

  • Adjustment to living away from family
  • Adjustment to retirement
  • Adjustment to academic/work challenges
  • Adjustment to cultural differences

IDENTITY CONCERNS

  • Roles and expectations for men and women
  • Conflict over values and morals
  • Concerns about sexual identity
  • Concerns about cultural identity

RELATIONAL CONCERNS

  • Family problems (parents, siblings, guardians, extended family)
  • Romantic relationship difficulties (dating, relationships and breakups)
  • Concern about relationships with work colleagues and upper management
  • Problems with maintaining friendships
  • Violence and fighting in relationships
  • Coping with prejudice and discrimination
  • Abandonment and separation issues

SEXUAL ISSUES

  • Concerns about sexual functioning and performance
  • Concerns about sexual safety (sexually transmitted infections)
  • Unwanted pregnancy and termination of pregnancy
  • Sexual violence (rape, sexual molestation, sexual harassment, etc.)
  • Peer pressure about sex
  • Difficulty in negotiating condom use
  • Prevention: fear of testing, having unprotected sex
  • Managing an HIV + diagnosis

TRAUMA

  • Robberies, muggings, victim of violent crime
  • Childhood sexual abuse

SADNESS

  • Feeling sad and depressed most of the time
  • Sleep difficulties (sleeping too much or too little)
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Feeling tired and having low energy
  • Bereavement and loss (dealing with death)

ANXIETY

  • General anxiety and nervousness (constantly worried about everything)
  • Fear of failure
  • Concerns about social interaction (shyness, loneliness, isolation)
  • Panic attacks (difficulty breathing, feeling as if you are getting a heart attack)
  • Recurrent headaches or stomach-aches
  • Worrying about test & exam taking, public speaking, presentations
  • Can’t stop repetitive behaviours like counting, washing hands, checking that doors are locked

SELF-DEFEATING BEHAVIOURS

  • Controlling weight and eating concerns
  • Problems with addictions
  • Self harming behaviours (cutting yourself, gambling, shoplifting, over spending)

CAREER MANAGEMENT

  • Career guidance
  • Assessment of abilities, skills, interests, personality and values
  • Changing qualifications
  • Reviewing career choices and opportunities
  • Employability issues: Job Search, CV writing, Interview Skills and Workplace Skills

ACADEMIC MANAGEMENT

  • Time management
  • Study skills
  • Test taking strategies
  • Academic anxiety

HPCSA registration number: PS 0118290
Practice number:
086 002 0499420