I am a registered counsellor based in Durban. The clientele I work with are adults, young adults and children (12-15 years). I work from the following theoretical framework psycho dynamic  (assist clients to gain insight into their problem e.g. : stemming from childhood trauma or a stage in their life where they have become stuck), person centered (understanding the issue from the clients perspective), cognitive behavioural therapy (helping clients to identify maladaptive thoughts  or change negative thinking) and solution focused brief therapy (clients narrate their story focusing from a positive aspect). A theoretical framework is/are chosen  based on the clients needs and what would work best for the client.

From my experience, I have worked within a hospital setting where I dealt with cases like anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, PTSD and assessing suicidal risk. I conduct short screening assessments for depression, anxiety and children with possible learning problems. Play therapy on children struggling with emotional issues or trauma. I worked at a recovery center where I counselled and provided psycho education to individuals addicted to substance abuse. I am also affiliated with an organization where I provide group trauma debriefing to employees exposed either directly or indirectly to a traumatic event.

Areas of focus :

Depression

Anxiety / Stress

Addiction

Trauma debriefing

Adjustment disorders

Learning difficulties