I am a Counselling Psychologist based in Rivonia, Sandton.
I offer individual therapy to adults, adolescents, and children (play therapy). I also work with couples. I tailor my therapeutic approach to best suit the individual needs and presenting concerns of my clients.
I enjoy working with all ages and provide psychotherapy in English and Afrikaans.
- Individuals and Couples
- Children (play therapy)
Areas of Interest:
- Personal growth
- Problems adjusting to life changes (e.g. divorce, new career, retirement)
- Relationship problems
- Self-esteem difficulties
- Stress and Anxiety
- Processing trauma and loss
- Substance abuse
- Bipolar disorder
- Personality disorders
I view every individual I encounter as unique. I therefore alter my psychotherapeutic approach to fit best with the client in front of me. I work mostly from a person-centred approach, including elements of cognitive-behavioural, solution-focused, and narrative psychotherapy. Person-centred means that I treat you with unconditional positive regard, listen empathically, and attempt to fully understand what has brought you to therapy.
Cognitive-behavioural means that along the way I softly challenge any unhelpful cognitive or behavioural patterns which may be keeping you trapped. Solution-focused means that I brainstorm with you possible practical solutions to a problem. You will however remain autonomous in making your own decisions. Narrative in my approach means a future focus on who or what you want to become, incorporating your dreams, goals, and values.
If I think it would be most beneficial to you, I may follow a pure psychodynamic approach during which I act mainly as a reflecting mirror. Often this approach requires a longer-term commitment to therapy to reap the full benefits. A psychodynamic approach may however also be used successfully short-term.
Fees are within Medical Aid rates. Please visit my website for further detail.
Practice Number: 0635219
HPCSA Number: PS 0132241