I am a counselling psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, and work with children (play therapy), adolescents/teens, and adults.
I provide the following services to my clients:
I provide therapy/counselling for teenagers and adults, and play therapy for children (more about play therapy below). I work from a systemic, narrative and solution-focussed perspective, which means that I see my clients as possessing strengths, skills and resources that can be drawn upon to overcome problems. I provide long-term or short-term therapy depending on the problem that you are experiencing and your needs. A therapy process will usually include an initial session where we will discuss the problem, what you would like to achieve through therapy, and any other concerns that you may have. From there, we will decide on a plan for therapy that suits you best. Some of the problems that I would typically assist with through psychotherapy include (but are not limited to):
- Stress and/or conflict at home, school and work
- School and workplace bullying
- Interpersonal and relationship difficulties
- Family problems
- Difficult adjustments and changes in ones life
- Grief, loss and trauma
- Feelings of depression, anxiety and fear
- Issues of ‘self-esteem’ and confidence
- Enhancing personal relationships
- Problems related to alcohol and drug use
- Eating disorders
- Issues of identity, purpose, and meaning
- Personal and professional development
I provide play therapy to children between the ages of 5 - 12. Therapy is provided to children through play as this is a child’s way of communicating. Children don't have the same skills in language and expression that adults do, so play is used as a way of facilitating this communication. When I conduct play therapy with children, this typically involves story-telling, art, playing with puppets, toys, dolls, figurines and any other form of play that a child shows interest in. Play therapy is used to help children who are experiencing a wide range of problems, from behavioural and emotional difficulties, to ADHD, bullying, and bed-wetting. I provide solution-focussed and narrative orientated play therapy interventions that are usually short term.
I offer career assessments to high school students, university students and adults to assist in making decisions regarding subject choices, tertiary education and career changes. Career assessments are not intended to be prescriptive, but help to guide a persons thinking and decision making regarding the different options that may suit them best. When I conduct career assessments the process usually involves one or two sessions to explore how the person understands themselves, their possible career, and any other factors that might influence their decisions. We would then use psychometric assessments to look at factors like interests, aptitude, personality and values. This would then all be incorporated into a feedback report, and a final session will be conducted to discuss the possible outcomes.
You are welcome to phone or email me to set up an appointment or if you have any questions. If I do not answer your call I am probably in a session, so please leave a voicemail and I will call you back when I am free. All fees are charged within medical aid rates.
HPCSA No: PS0117153
Practice No: 0557684