MA Clinical Psychology (RAU)
Your health is bound to be affected if, day after day, you say the opposite of what you feel, if you grovel before what you dislike and rejoice at what brings you nothing but misfortune. Our nervous system isn't just a fiction; it's part of our physical body, and our soul exists in space and is inside us, like the teeth in our mouth. It can't be forever violated with impunity. - Boris Pasternak
I offer the following psychological services from my practice in Rosebank / Rondebosch Cape Town.
Individual psychotherapy refers to one-on-one consultations. A wide variety of people experiencing many forms of emotional distress consult me and my doors are open to all. Many of the people who consult me are having experiences of self and the world that resulted in diagnoses ranging from major depression, panic disorder, generalised anxiety and sometimes psychosis. I do have some areas of special interest though. These include;
Perhaps because our intimate partnership relationships offer the most apparent and intense arena in which to explore and encounter ourselves I have a particular interest in marital and couple therapy. I also believe that one of our greatest challenges as people is to live fully as individuals while sharing an enduring and nourishing partnership with another person. My approach is to sensitively explore the patterning of couple relationships and to clarify and deepen the partner's understanding of self and other.
Sometimes couples seek counselling because they have a sense of having "grown apart" over the years. Sometimes marital therapy is sought to assist with adjustment to a specific event.
My work with couples includes the following;
I consult with parents whose children are between the ages of 7 and 21. The focus here is on the identification of less effective parenting strategies and the development of more effective strategies for dealing with a variety of challenges that parenting creates. This includes;
In some circumstances it is useful for an entire family to come for therapy. Such encounters are aimed at exploring and elaborating on the relationships in the family in order to ease tension and create possibility with regard to a problematic situation. Such situations often include;
I offer a crisis intervention service during normal working hours. This includes,