Counselling psychologists treat people dealing with normal life challenges, such as the loss of a job or divorce. They hold Master’s Degrees in Counselling Psychology and are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
I offer a confidential safe space to sit and reflect on your life, to express yourself freely and truthfully, and be listened to with a heart-centred respect and acceptance. Together we can think about the issues you are seeking help with.
I draw on theoretical ideas from psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and the practice of mindful awareness. There is much to discover about ourselves through understanding the influence of our early experiences and family relationships. Looking at the present is also important, especially our patterns of thought, and learning how they influence our emotional responses to life and the perceptions we have of our selves and our relationships. Bringing in the practice of mindfulness helps us to learn to rest in the present moment, to accept the full range of feelings we find there, to suspend judgment, and to fully accept ourselves with compassion.
I work with anxiety, depression, bereavement, childhood trauma and recovery, body issues, low self-esteem, relationship problems, sexuality, parenting support, career guidance, personal growth, and those on a journey to find more meaning in life.
I like to work holistically, taking the whole person into account, mind, body, emotions and spirit. We would look at each of these areas, what might be holding you back, and what may give you more energy and life. I work with deep respect for the spiritual frame of reference of a client. I work energetically too, and offer the option of reiki healing to compliment the talking therapy.
HPCSA Number: PS0113140
Practice Number: 0437816