Clinical psychologists treat people with relatively serious kinds of psychological distress, like depression or anxiety disorders. They hold Master’s Degrees in Clinical Psychology and are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
I am a registered clinical psychologist and have a private practice in Tyger Valley, Northern Suburbs Cape Town. I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate training at the University of Pretoria. I subsequently gained training at a psychiatric hospital and a district government hospital.
I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults dealing with a range of difficulties including: depression, bipolar, loss and bereavement, anxiety, psychosomatic concerns, trauma, day to day stress, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, work difficulties, separation issues, loneliness, behavioural problems, addiction, sexuality issues, various forms of abuse etc. I also enjoy working with people who seek general emotional growth or personal development. I also work with couples and families in need of assistance.
The approach I use is mainly psychodynamic in orientation, which attempts to work with the core issue and aims for long-term change, not merely symptom reduction.