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: PS0137731
Practice Number: 0785253
I am a clinical psychologist in Brackenfell, in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. I offer therapy to adults, adolescents and children. My areas of expertise include include: depression, anxiety, bipolar mood disorders, personality disorders, trauma, PTSD, relationship difficulties, adjustment difficulties, eating disorders, psychosomatic illnesses etc.. I am fluent in both Afrikaans and English and able to conduct therapy in both.
Therapy can be a process to restore oneself, which focuses on increasing your awareness of unconscious feelings, thoughts and behaviours, developing new insights into your motivations and resolving conflicts. Psychotherapy teaches you how to take control of your life and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills. I tailor my therapeutic approach to the specific needs of each individual patient.
My own individual growth and life experiences led me to the decision to continue full-time study in order to complete my Master’s degree in clinical psychology at a mature age. Before studying psychology I gained qualifications in business management and worked in the private and public sectors. This allowed me to interact with variety of different cultures and contexts. This equipped me to build relationships with people to truly realise what inner feelings a person experiences and to uniquely connect with that vulnerable part of each person I interact with.
It is important to me to offer and provide a safe space for therapy to explore true and difficult emotions.
Therefore I pride myself on having an open and non-judgemental attitude to establish a therapeutic bond between the patient and the therapist.
I place great importance in the ‘therapeutic alliance’ which means that therapy is an active collaboration between the therapist and patient.
My practice is based at the Cape Gate Oncology Centre on the first floor. If you wish to schedule an appointment with me, you can do so to go directly to my website or you can contact me to book an appointment.
I am available between 8 and 9 am Monday to Friday for phone calls and to respond to e- mails. Should you contact me outside these hours (8-9 am), kindly leave a text message or voicemail and I will respond at my earliest convenience.
I am available for appointments between these times: Monday to Thursday: 9am-6pm. Friday: 9am – 1pm.
Works with: Adults, children, adolescents, couples, and individuals.
Specialising in: Addiction, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, child sexual abuse, developmental disorders, eating disorders, family difficulties, fertility related issues, learning disorders, life changes, loss/grief, marital/couples therapy, personality disorders, play therapy, process addiction, relationships, schizophrenia, self development, sexuality and gender, and trauma.
Working in: English and Afrikaans.