I am a Counselling Psychologist working in Parklands (near to Tableview, Blouberg, Melkbosstrand, Milnerton), as well as Claremont, Cape Town. I operate by building a trusting relationship with my clients, whereby we focus on identifying patterns and insight into in their lives. I believe that helping people get in touch with their true emotions and learning how to deal with these more effectively is a difficult, yet rewarding path.
I provide the following psychological services:
- Adult Psychotherapy/ Counselling
- Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy/ Counselling
- Psychological Assessment (children, adolescents & adults)
- Career Assessment
- Parenting Guidance
- Couple’s Counselling
- Trauma Debriefing/ Treatment
- Insight Oriented Personal Development
I hold a Masters in Counselling Psychology (University of the Witwatersrand) and am a registered Counselling Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (PS 0107727). My Masters dissertation focussed on professional men’s constructions of their masculine identity. The study was an exploration of men’s understandings of the world in our changing environment.
I completed my internship as a psychologist at the Student Counselling Centre, University of the Witwatersrand where I provided psychotherapy, psychometric assessment as well as career guidance services to a wide variety of clients dealing with emotional difficulties (eg:depression, anxiety, life transitions). I have furthermore provided corporate counselling as well as corporate advisory services in addition to hosting numerous workshops on current topical issues.
I have many years experience in private practice where I have dealt with a wide variety of concerns.
Orientation and approach
Although I have a preference for psychodynamic interpretations, I believe that an eclectic approach, where many concepts and techniques are adopted, is effective.
Psychotherapy for me is such a diverse activity, where the goals differ from person to person. I aim to create a meaningful relationship that fosters insight and understanding about your current life situation.