I am a registered clinical psychologist with the HPCSA, HCPC, and BHF . My practice is aimed mainly at adults, couples, and parents to whom I offer both in-person (Saturdays from the Baby and Child Wellness Centre in Bryanston) and on-line (Monday and Tuesday evenings) psychotherapy.
As an experienced psychologist, I am trained and have worked with a diverse range of psychological difficulties. These include depression, anxiety, grief, interpersonal difficulties, psychosis, suicidality, self-harm, identity difficulties, eating related pathology, traumatogenic experiences such as crime and violence exposure, and many others. While I can work with a wide range of issues, I have particular interests in relationship or interpersonal difficulties, such as those which might arise between parents and their children/teens, between couples, between family members and, between people in other support and companionate relationships. Healthy relationships are a core component of a satisfying life, partly because humans are inherently social, making it difficult for us to function in isolation, or in contexts where relationships are strained. I’m also particularly interested in work with obesity, weight management, and psychogenic food issues.
I practice from a psychodynamic standpoint, this assumes that there are unconscious parts to the person, which likely contribute to some of the difficulties which they may be facing. I aim to assist my patients to become more attuned and consciously aware of themselves, what they bring to their relationships and circumstances, how their past has contributed to the person who they have become, and how it factors into their reasons for seeking out therapy. Sessions are not confrontational or punitive, we work as much as possible, at a pace that’s comfortable for the given person, and in a way that tries to minimize the difficult feelings which are likely to arise during therapy.
My aim is to help my patients know, and be more accepting of themselves, to help them cultivate more satisfying relationships, and to think more broadly about themselves, their particular contexts, and the difficulties which they find themselves facing.
If you have any further questions, you’re welcome to visit my website at www.tylerbarberis.co.za, or contact me and we can think about your particular needs.
HPCSA No: PS 012 7272
Practice No: 1041258
- Cape Town