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.
Orientation: My professional orientation draws on Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural and Narrative theories. I remain mindful of the fact that a successful therapy requires significant investment in terms of time, energy and money. While there are seldom “quick fixes”, I work hard alongside my patients to ensure that they feel that these investments are worth while.
While I am happy to formally consult on specific issues, I usually work in collaboration with my patients, where our shared aim is to discover, understand and if need be change old psychological patterns. I therefore facilitate both short-term therapies (for specific problems) and longer term work (which allows time for broader exploration and development).
Areas of special interest: My work often involves helping people to navigate difficult life stages (such as the loss of a loved one, a change in job or health status) and other challenges. I have particular interest and experience in working with depression, anxiety, body/eating disorders, and relationship/intimacy difficulties.
HPCSA Number: PS0114057
Practice Number: 0468975