Brenda McCutcheon

Registered Counsellor

In these uncertain times we may feel unsure of our way forward.  This is natural.  There will be times when we think our life is on a roller coaster.  We need to be able to acknowledge how we feel and follow some relaxation and mindfulness techniques. In addition to this we all need to set ourselves some routines for our day which we haven’t needed to consider ever before.  You can look at this from either a negative standpoint or view it in a positive light. If you feel these techniques and suggestions are not working and feeling out of control this is a point when having a Skype/WhatsApp or zoom session with a counsellor  would be in order.  I know some people are reluctant to have such a session but once you have been “face to face” for a couple of minutes you will feel ok about it.

When it comes round to reviewing what has transpired in the past while I find it interesting to note the changing trends in the needs for counselling. What happens in the broader community is reflected in my consultation rooms and I am finding much more pressure being exerted on people – either by others or by themselves. This should be dealt with in a healthy manner in order for healthy relationships and families.

My aim as a registered counsellor has been to gain as many experiential skills as possible – all aimed to offer a wider range of services. I’m always looking for ways to improve my services to you and I would appreciate any suggestions and/or feedback you may have. Please feel free to contact me either by cell phone or email.

Over the last number of years I have been working closely as a trauma counsellor with SA Depression & Anxiety Group (SADAG) who offers an invaluable service to the community on a national basis. I have also been involved with ICAS performing group trauma debriefings to the corporate world; involvement in Careways who offer assistance to employees and their families, and finally with SAPS community Policing Trauma Unit offering counselling to victims of crime in the Honeydew area.

I have also worked with a substance abuse outpatient centre for a substantial period. This social problem is like an iceberg – it is a massive problem which needs to be addressed but which is avoided.

I am registered with PSYSSA and currently championing the role of the registered counsellor to the broader medical profession and to those who can be served.

Services I can offer you assistance with:

  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/panic
  • Bereavement/grief
  • Christian counselling
  • Dementia (Altzheimer’s, etc)
  • Divorce
  • Marriage/relationships
  • Family & parenting
  • Parenting/family
  • Stress/lifestyle
  • Trauma
  • Life stage changes
  • Retrenchment & Retirement

Registrations & Qualifications

  • BA Majoring in Psychology & Education (Unisa)
  • BA Hons. Psych (Unisa)
  • B Psych internship at Bryanston Methodist Counselling Centre
  • Registered with HPCSA
  • Registered with Medical Insurance through FNB
  • Member of PSYSSA
  • Member of SADAG
  • Member of PNDSA
  • Member of ASA (Alzheimer’s Society of South Africa)
  • Active member of Victim Support at a local SAPS

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