Ballito Durban, KZN
MA Counselling Psychology (UJ) MA Psychology (WITS); MSC Nursing (WITS) H.Dip.Ad.Ed (WITS); B Soc.Sci. Nursing (Natal) (Dip.Nurse.Mid.Paed.Comm Hlth.Nurse.Ed)
I work holistically with individuals, couples and families from a psychoanalytic perspective with all general psychological issues. These include depression, anxiety, stress, work issues, eating issues, bereavement and loss, trauma, relationships, and life-stage changes.
The process is generally fairly long-term, though some patients elect to work for a shorter period. During the process, in-depth feelings and experiences are explored and self-reflection, insight and abilities are developed. Throughout this process, deepening awareness and understanding of issues lead to shifts and new possibilities to better deal with life’s challenges and relationships.
My experience in nursing and 15 years in the field of managing chronic disease, were the grounds for two further Masters’ degrees in the field of psychology (research and counselling psychology).
Consequently, in the field of psychology, I work holistically with individuals, couples, families, groups. Special interests include pre-and post-natal and fertility problems, chronic diseases and pain, and neuro rehabilitation (traumatic brain injury, strokes, spinal injuries).
I am primarily based in Ballito. I accept referrals to the local hospitals to counsel patients and their families and assist in interfacing with other medical personnel. Training, team building and de-briefing of medical personnel are offered.
I have been involved for many years in a rural community in Wangu, northern KZN, affiliated to an NGO on an on-going basis.
Practice No: 0054046
HPCSA Reg: 0073458