Welcome to my Psychological Services website … Healing in connection
I hope that you will find the website informative and useful in assisting you decide if you want to embark on a process of therapy.
I use a relationship-focused psychotherapy in my work with clients. Depending on the client’s needs I may use cognitive-behavioural strategies, motivational interviewing (especially with addictions), solution-focused therapy (a short term therapy), or Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). I had training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and used it with clients complaining of trauma (PTSD, Acute trauma, developmental trauma). EMDR successfully assisted in reducing the symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks, depression, addiction and procrastination in many of my clients.
I provide relational counselling and I am trained in the Encounter-centred Couples Therapy Model (EcCT) developed by Hedi Schleifer. This approach is about creating a safe space for couples to enter a state of connection and repair their relationship.
My training in Group Analysis provided me with a deeper understanding of group function and its processes and the ways in which individuals and the group as a whole influence one another. I have experience in psychometric testing and report writing for career guidance, exam time extension application, intelligence and ability testing, developmental testing, personality and aptitude testing – which is in line with my scope of practice as identified by the Health Professions Council of South Africa. My work philosophy is to provide a service where my client’s needs and readiness to change are the main factors in establishing a therapeutic alliance and a good rapport from the start.
The final purpose of my work is to help you the client to reach relational maturity in a safe and accepting environment. This may not always be the immediate reason you may want to come to therapy. Initially you may want to see me because you cannot cope with your anxiety, have lost someone dear, you fear loneliness or you worry too much about the future.
Whatever your reason, I hope that you find these pages useful in deciding if therapy is for you.