I am a clinical psychologist practicing in Parktown North, Johannesburg. I enjoy working with adults, adolescents, and children. I believe that it is important to create a space of non-judgment and understanding, where clients can verbalize and explore their difficulties in a safe and confidential space. In therapy, the client and therapist work together to understand how the client experiences and sees the world. In time, this process of understanding has the power to be enlightening and to bring about change in how we feel about ourselves and our relationships.
Some of my specific areas of interest include assisting clients with self esteem and relationship problems, loss, trauma, and adjustment to life transitions and changes. Clients often wish to explore how they see and relate to themselves. I believe that the relationship with one’s self is of central importance, and self esteem is an important concern for many clients. Clients often present with concerns about relationships with others. Working through difficulties in relationships often gives us greater insight into ourselves, and facilitates the process of personal growth.
I am interested in helping people to work through difficult experiences, such as trauma and loss, which profoundly affect the way we experience ourselves and the world, and present the challenge of a process of healing and re-integration. I am interested in child psychotherapy, where children are given the space to express their feelings and feel understood. This process can contribute significantly to children’s emotional development, and can help them to make sense of difficulties which may be going on around them. I believe adolescent psychotherapy can be helpful in assisting adolescents through times which can be turbulent and challenging.