The decision to ask for help and make that first appointment with a psychologist is often quite stressful. I understand that and hope that gathering some information about my therapeutic objectives, approach and interest areas will help ready you to make that call, if needed.
My aim is to help my clients evaluate their lives, identify the areas that require improvement and work with them to increase their levels of happiness and life satisfaction. If you feel that there is something missing in your life or specific areas in which you are struggling, then perhaps you could consider making the commitment to improving your life. I would be happy to walk this road with you.
As a Counselling Psychologist, I employ a variety of therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy, person-centred therapy and reality therapy, depending on what is most suitable to the client, as well as the type of problem the client is experiencing.
I offer individual therapy, as well as couples and family therapy. I work with adolescents and adults. My interest areas include: relationship problems, marital issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement, adjustment problems, sexuality, and improving well-being.
Aside from conducting therapy, I have been quoted in a number of articles featured in local magazines, such as Psychologies, Oprah, Fair Lady, Shape, and Fit Pregnancy. I have written a number of articles on the topic of divorce and single parenthood, which have focused on trial separation; managing the impact of divorce on children; choosing to be a single parent; and friendship changes related to new motherhood. My Master’s Thesis is entitled: The Subjective Well-being of Divorced Single Parents. Some other topics on which I have written articles include: the importance of me time; personal boundaries; competitive stress syndrome; coping with a partner’s stress; managing social anxiety; coping with depression; and dealing with the HIV diagnosis.
Practice no: 0290327
HPCSA reg: PS 0090956