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.
HPCSA Number: PS 0052698
Practice Number: 8633789
I offer psychodynamic/depth psychotherapy for adults, young adults and older adolescents. I work with individuals and couples.
I am deeply committed to facilitating healing and growth.
People come to me with a wide range of difficulties involving depression, anxiety, adjusting to new situations, dealing with physical illness, the interrelatedness of physical and emotional problems, eating disorders, relationship problems, gender difficulties, making important life decisions, the effects of trauma (including childhood emotional deprivation, difficult parent-child match and sexual abuse), feeling unfulfilled, a sense of meaninglessness or emptiness, a vague sense that something is amiss, personality difficulties, personality disorders, blockages to creativity, spiritual matters and more. People also come to me wishing to get to know themselves better or to grow to be more fully themselves.
I believe that our psyches possess a natural tendency to heal when given proper conditions. Therefore I provide, as best I can, a free and protected space for connecting with what is within, and for what is within to emerge and come into its own.
I respect it as a privilege to accompany fellow human beings on their journeys of healing and growth to wholeness, even though these may be arduous journeys to face what needs to be faced, to process what needs to be processed, to integrate what needs to be integrated.
In my endeavor to understand and feel as much as I am able to of what a person is experiencing, where we are on the person’s journey and where the inner calling is to go, I find it helpful to listen for the poetry people speak, explore dreams together, explore imagery and listen to how somatic reaction might speak. I also make use of sandplay therapy and art therapy as ways of connecting with what is within, of giving visual form to inner experience and to bring to the fore what has not been available to awareness, including inner resources and aspects of self that have hitherto not been available for everyday living. (I practice sandplay therapy as developed by Dora Kalff, based on the work of Carl Jung.)
Works with: Adults, adolescents, couples, and individuals.
Specialising in: Anxiety disorder, chronic medical conditions, depression, eating disorders, life changes, loss/grief, personality disorders, relationships, self development, sexuality and gender, and trauma.
Working in: English and Afrikaans.