I work with adults on an individual, couple or family basis. I work with people suffering with depression, anxiety, grief, personality disorders, emotional dysregulation or relationship difficulties. I also work with adults who have suffered a brain injury and/or trauma (caused by an motor accident or an assault, or people who have suffered a stroke, or brain tumor or who have epilepsy or who have may have a brain disease that may be causing dementia). I offer a safe, compassionate space for individuals to talk about their difficulties and to learn more effective coping strategies to be able to function in a happier space.
I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice, and work in a major trauma hospital. I have extensive experience with survivors of trauma, as well as in treating anxiety and mood disorders. I seek to understand the needs of each individual in order to best adapt therapeutic needs to the client's unique psychology and circumstances.
Psychotherapy can be different things for different people. For one it could be the process through which we come to re-establish meaning and purpose in our lives. To another it could involve the development of practical coping skills in the face of adveristy. For one it could involve the expression of emotions that have been kept out of awareness, while for another lead to a better understanding of these very emotions. Whatever the aim or goals of therapy may be, it is always a safe space that can be used in a creative and liberating manner, where you will be heard and not judged.
I am motivated to help those who want some kind of change in their life, but are struggling to know how to get unstuck. I also have experience dealing with a comprehensive range of mental disorders, but I have special interests in stress, anxiety, addictions and mood disorders.
Life can throw curveballs in our path from time to time, and these transitional periods can cause stress, anxiety, depression, and isolate us from our friends and families. Going through significant events such as exams, starting at university, thinking about getting married, getting divorced, changing jobs, or even moving house or country can bring up all sorts of emotions and struggles. At the end of the day, we all want to be able to navigate all of life's challenges with the least stress possible, feeling grounded and supported and ready to face the day.
Therapy is the invitation to discover and explore your authentic self. As a Clinical Psychologist, I am committed to accompanying you in your desire to live your life deeply, meaningfully and authentically. During therapy we explore the challenges and invitations that your present circumstances may offer. Through this journey together, we gain deeper insight into these circumstances or challenges. Discovering and understanding your inner world enables you to foster resilience, self-compassion and a meaningful way forward.
At my practice (Child and Family Guidance and Development Centre) in Mafikeng I focus on helping children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families to function optimally. At the Centre we offer Individual- Family and Couples- Adolescent and Children's'- counselling and therapies; Psychological Assessments; Workshops; Remedial and Extra lessons. My main research interests are neuro-developmental disorders (Dyslexia, Autism, ADHD), Maths achievement, Resilience, Emotional intelligence and career guidance.
I support my clients holistically to restore and strengthen creativity, resourcefulness and wellbeing. This includes strengthening resources to navigate stressful life situations, transitions and anxiety; and accessing pathways to heal from trauma-related symptoms and experiences including attachment and developmental trauma, domestic and sexual violence, and systemic trauma relating to race, gender and organisations. With over 20 years of organisational and leadership experience, I have a deep understanding of the challenges of organisational life and of what it takes to strengthen authentic, healthy, effective functioning.
The Individuals that feel as though no-one will understand or who have been told time and time again that they are the ones at fault, either in their relationships or at work. The individuals who feel alone and who cannot speak out due to hidden manipulation and control within a home or who are insidiously abused within a relationship. The individuals who feel that they are the ones who have destroyed their families lives, the individuals who want a safe space, a listening ear and supportive dialogue. The individual who wants clarity of mind, effective coping mechanisms and understanding, these are the individuals I counsel.
When you are unsatisfied with how things are in your life or currently facing challenges in some areas, counselling can help you navigate you towards the changes that you desire. It takes courage to address problems and examine painful feelings, therefore to seek counselling does not mean that you are weak but it indicates that you desire to do something constructive about your problems. In my practice our counselor-client relationship is based on compassion, respect and mutual trust which lead to more meaningful change and more life fulfillment.
Are you burdened with the weight of sadness or hopelessness? Are you stressed-out or anxious? Are you struggling with healing and recovery from a traumatic event? Have you tried to defeat life’s adversities on your own and realized you needed help? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have come to the right place.
Most people just want to be happy. While that can certainly be achieved through counselling, I believe happiness is an emotion, like others, that comes and goes. Instead I work with you to create more peace, joy and fulfilment in your life. These are deeper long-lasting goals that are the foundation of life satisfaction. Over and above the specific concern you wish to work on, I aim to help you connect with who you really are as a person and facilitate the path to who you would like to be.
I am here for clients who need assistance and non-judgemental support in their problem-solving, life changes and life challenges, grief counselling, and for anyone who needs a companion for a part or all of their life journey.
I have a special interest in working with attachment, infant & child mental health, relational trauma, relationship difficulties, loss, personality and mood disorders.I assist and support people through their greatest suffering and the most painful moments of their lives through psychotherapy. I am passionate about assisting people, through the therapeutic journey to recognize their strength and resilience, and to step forward with grace and courage. I have found great fulfillment in my role as a psychotherapist, as I am permitted to carry in my heart and mind the stories of other people’s love, hurt, trauma, struggles and growth.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing difficulties in their lives that they would like to change. I believe that people often come for therapy when their attempts at solving problems in their lives are no longer working for them, and they have become stuck. My job is to help people to think, view, or do things differently so that they can create and live a life that is preferable to them.
I am a social worker in private practice based in Gqeberha, my areas of expertise are bereavement, behavioral problems and emotional disturbance. I offer counselling and coaching services to adults and teenagers; I am very zealous about working with teenagers and journeying with them as they work on adjusting their behavioral challenges.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Auckland Park are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Auckland Park then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Auckland Park, or Child Psychologists in Auckland Park.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Auckland Park psychologists specialising in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Auckland Park specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.