As a registered counselling psychologist I am available for adult individual therapy and couples counselling.
My therapeutic fields of interest include:
- Anxiety/ Stress
- Trauma/ PTSD
- Bereavement/ Grief
- Couples Counselling
- Disability counselling (physical disability, injury, chronic illness)
My consultation fees are in accordance with medical aid rates. My cash rate is R800 per consultation.
Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT)
BWRT is a brief therapy designed to target the feelings/emotions associated to a memory. This therapy is thus very brief in nature, but can be very pwerful. Thus far BWRT has proven to be a very succesful and impactful therapy. For more information, you can visit the, Institute of Brainworking Recursive Therapy
Romantic relationships can sometimes be hard work. Relationships often require regular maintenance to maintain a healthy and loving relationship. If problems in a relationship are avoided, further complications can develop resulting in more unhappiness.
Most of the time couples can overcome difficulties in the relationship. However some problems can become so dysfunctional that professional help is needed. In couples counselling I provide a non-bias space in which both parties are allowed to share their feelings openly and honestly, without fear of reprisal.
I workered for SAPS as a trauma debriefer for several years. I witnessed first hand the devastating effect of trauma and the impact it has on the individual and their loved ones. If left untreated the effect of trauma besomes entrenched and could effect the person's functioning and ability to maintianing healthy relationships with others. Traumatized individuals who do not seek help, could start to self-medicate (alcohol, drugs, etc.) increasing their dysfunction.
Traumatized individuals often feel ridiculed and ostracized as their condition is often misunderstood by others. I therefore provide a saafe and honest therapeutic environment, in order to establish trust. Once trust is established, I would engage in cognitive techniques/therapy, in order to disassociated the dysfunctional emotions from the traumatic event (memories).
As a person with a disability, I have always had a interest in disability matters and counselling others with disability. No two persons with a similar disability has the same experience of their disability. It is thererfore very importamt to me to treat each person with a disability as a unique individual and suspend any assumptions.
As mentioned I try not to have my own life experience influence my perspective on my clients with disability. Having said that however, I do feel that I share similar experiences with other disabled individuals when it comes do struggles people with disability face. In SA people with disability not only face physical struggles/barriers but also social barriers such as ignorance, ostracizing, marginalization, etc. It is often these social barriers that causes psychological issues (depression, anxiety, etc.) in people with disability.
Deciding on a career can be a daunting prospect. Often, career-related decisions are made for the wrong reasons or with insufficient information. Career assessments aim to take the uncertainty out of career choices.
My career assessment process includes:
- Initial discussion with client
- Assessing the client's aptitude, personality, career interests and values
- Feedback session with the client to discuss findings and recommendations
- Providing a detailed report containing findings and recommendations