Registered counsellors perform basic counselling for people who are looking to improve their personal functioning. They can also assess to see if a client need more in depth psychological treatment and refer them to the appropriate practitioner. Registered counsellors hold honours degrees in psychology.
HPCSA Number: PRC0009032
Practice Number: 081 000 0518204
Works with: Adults, couples, and individuals.
Specialising in: Depression, family difficulties, life changes, loss/grief, marital/couples therapy, organisational development, relationships, self development, and trauma.
Working in: English and Afrikaans.
I seek to establish a helping relationship in which you can express your thoughts and feelings in such a way as to clarify your own situation, come to terms with some new experience, see the difficulty more objectively, and to face your problem with less anxiety and tension. The basic purpose is to assist you to make your own decision from among the choices available to you.
Throughout our lives we are faced with many challenges, many of which we are able to handle using our own coping skills or through the support of our friends and families. When we find that these support structures are not assisting us through trying times, it is recommended to seek professional counselling. Without such counselling and support, the risk of developing a disorder increases, requiring intensive long term therapy or clinical intervention. Counseling seeks to improve an individual's mental health. People feel comfortable about themselves and about other people and are able to meet the demands of life when they are in good mental health. Counseling is warranted when one notices an inability to cope with the environment. This inability manifests in behaviour disorder which in turn does lead to harm to self and others. Feelings cannot be ignored. They are facts and more so to the individual concerned. The main role of Registered Counsellors is to intervene early and prevent the onset of psychological disturbances.