I am a Counselling Psychologist in private practice based in the Melville area. In my capacity as a Counselling Psychologist I work with adolescents (12 years +) and adults who are dealing with developmental issues and life challenges in their everyday lives. The aim of therapy is to enhance an individual’s general well-being, which may in turn bring about emotional, psychological and behavioural changes.
I work from an integrative approach providing an individualised service to clients. I view you, the client, as the expert and facilitates the journey towards personal growth. I do not believe in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ as each client comes to me with individual needs, expectations and concerns. Thus, my therapeutic approach draws from various orientations, and therapy is tailored specifically to each client. I believe in working with clients, empowering them to take charge of and change their lives and fostering positive change within, irrespective of their circumstances or background.
People seek therapy for a wide range of reasons including (but not limited to):
- Coping and adapting to life stage changes;
- Relationship difficulties;
- Stress management;
- Personal growth and improved self-knowledge.
In addition to therapy, I offer career guidance and assessments. These are targeted at:
- High school learners who need guidance on subject choices, or who are unsure what to do post matric.
- University students looking to change their field of study.
- Adults who are wanting to make career changes, re-enter the work force, or planning on further studies.
As well as scholastic assessments for children (from 6 years) and adolescents (teenagers). These assessments are done for various reasons such as understanding poor school performance, picking up learning problems, finding appropriate interventions (extra lessons, school placement, remedial assistance, occupational therapy etc). The assessment examines an individual’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses. And includes an emotional assessment, looking at understanding the child’s emotional world and how this may impact on their ability to function academically, occupationally and social.
Practice number: 0770019
HPCSA number: PS0138231