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 clinical psychologist, registered with the HPCSA, working in private practice in Sea Point.
My earlier experience was gained working with children grappling with emotional and learning difficulties in a mainstream school environment. More recently my work in public health has focused mainly on adults and older adolescents dealing with a wide range of challenges including: trauma and loss, depression and anxiety, emotion dysregulation, relationship difficulties and life adjustment issues.
I also have a special interest in working with individuals and couples considering, planning and adjusting to parenthood, as well as those dealing with issues related to fertility.
I offer short and long-term therapy to adults and adolescents and aim to provide a confidential, non-judgemental, collaborative and at times gently challenging therapeutic space. I follow an integrative psychodynamic approach to therapy which aims to increase a client’s self-awareness and understanding of themselves and how their past relationships influence their present behaviour. However, I am also open to utilising different techniques to meet the needs and resources of each individual client. I also work with children using play therapy to assist with emotional and developmental challenges. I am able to conduct assessments to determine a child’s school readiness, intellectual ability or any learning difficulties they may have.
When not at my practice I work at UCT’s Department of Psychiatry in the field of HIV and mental health research.