I began working in private practice in 2007, after qualifying as a Counselling Psychologist at Wits University. In 2010 I moved to Cape Town and opened a practice in Sea Point and Pinelands.
After qualifying as a Counselling Psychologist at Wits University in 2007, I began working in private practice. In 2010 I moved to Cape Town and opened a practice in Sea Point and Pinelands. My experience in private practice highlighted a real need for couples therapy, and I began to concentrate on it as an area of special interest.
The model that fits most with my integrated therapy style is based on Attachment Theory. This approach promotes and encourages the bond between partners. It’s a structured, evidence-based method that I’ve found to be powerful and transformative for many couples.
As adults, we know that we can do life on our own, but it’s usually not what we desire. It’s normal and healthy for humans to seek out a partner to share life with – someone we can depend and rely on. When we reach out in need, we want to know our partner will be there. We’re happier, healthier and more confident when we can come home to an environment that’s nurturing and loving, where we feel understood and accepted.
By contrast, living in constant conflict is akin to living in a war-zone. Our inbuilt protection systems, or fight-or-flight mechanisms, are constantly activated and we feel under continual threat.
The therapeutic approach promotes and encourages the bond between partners. Together, we’ll gain a deeper understanding of the barriers between you and your partner. Working from these insights, you’ll learn the skills you both need to communicate and connect deeply.
Although I specialise in working with couples, I also see individuals:
- Addictive behaviours
- Stress reduction and prevention