The goal of psychotherapy is to optimise psychological well-being. Psychotherapy involves a professional relationship between the therapist and the client as part of the therapeutic process. For this reason it is important to feel comfortable with the therapist with whom you begin the process.
Psychotherapy draws on psychological theories; and therapeutic principles and techniques are it's foundation. The therapeutic space is designed to be confidential and non-judgemental. As the process unfolds it is hoped that the client will develop greater insight into their thoughts, feelings and behaviour, which may lead to personal growth and improved psychological well-being. In order to achieve these aims, it is important that the client and the psychologist are dedicated and engaged in the therapeutic process.
As a therapist I believe that each client is unique. It is my opinion that each individual has the ability to develop and grow with the necessary tools and support. Therefore, I prefer to tailor psychotherapy to meet the needs of each client in that particular period in their lives. This is why the symbolism of a tree is appealing for me; as found on my logo. It symbolizes continuous growth and development in all phases of life, no matter how challenging or prosperous. My theoretical orientation is primarily Psychodynamic; and draws on other approaches. These include Gestalt Psychotherapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Dialetical Behavioural Therapy, and other approaches which I am trained in.
I offer therapy to children over six years old, adolescents, young adults, adults and couples. I also work with infants and parents within parent-infant psychotherapy.
Presenting issues may include:
Managing change in life roles, such as parenting, employment, adolescence, young adulthood, etc.
Relationship difficulties & dissatisfaction
Growth work for personal discovery
Dealing with difficulties in the family and home environment
Coping with separation and divorce
Adjustment to the diagnosis of chronic conditions
Living with chronic illness
Difficulties during childhood
School related challenges
Identity development and exploration
Family relational problems
Adjustment to parenthood
Bonding and attachment
Infant mental health
Post natal depression and related challenges
Family transitions e.g. new parents, blended families, introducing siblings
The suggested concerns above are not exhaustive areas that I work in. I am able to assist with any concerns relating to adjustment and development.
Please note this practice does not offer psychotherapeutic interventions for families or for forensic purposes.
To book a therapy session please complete the contact form on the contact page.
BA (Wits) l BA Hons Psychology (Wits) l BPsyc Equivalent Psychometrics (Wits) (Cum Laude) l MA Counselling Psychology (Wits) (Cum Laude) l HPCSA Reg No: PS 012 8155 l Practice No: 0580910