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Availability

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 16h30 to 19h30
Saturday 08h00 to 13h00

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Clinical Psychologist

I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with the HPCSA. I have a preference for working with a psychodynamic-orientated approach. However, I understand that clients have different needs and goals, therefore, I endeavour to tailor my treatment accordingly. As such, I am comfortable with and  have experience in working with a variety of modalities such as CBT, DBT and Supportive psychotherapy.

I aim to provide a space for the client where they feel heard and understood. A space  that allows for trust, vulnerability and transparency. Most importantly a space where a client and a therapist can think together. As a psychotherapist I seek to facilitate an environment that is both holding and containing, a space where the client can be their most authentic self. 

I  provide individual and group psychotherapy for adults and adolescents, as well as couples psychotherapy. I also enjoy providing play therapy for children (7+). Through my training, I gained a lot of experience in working with individual adults and couples around issues such as; depression, anxiety and other mood disorders as well as personality disorders. I developed a keen interest in working with children and adolescents, around issues such as depression, anxiety problems and coping with traumatic events.

I received my master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Witwatersrand. I completed my internship at Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital and Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital. My community service was  completed at Northdale District Hospital. As such, this gave me exposure to working with a diverse population and encouraged the use of different modalities. 

  • Trained in Psychodynamic Theory, CBT and DBT
  • Experience in working with children (7+), adolescents and adults
  • Experience in working with individuals, groups and couples
  • Interest in Mood disorders , Anxiety and other related disorders and Personality disorders
  • Keen interest in working with children and adolescents.

Availability

Tuesday 11h00 to 19h00
Friday 08h00 to 16h00

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Counselling Psychologist

I am a dedicated counselling psychologist with passion for promoting mental health. I am devoted to helping my clients as they navigate their social, vocational, and personal challenges in order to lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives. My scope of practice includes, but not limited to work with anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, relationship and marital issues, trauma, adjustment to life challenges as well as career counselling and development.

I aim to empower my clients to be their true self and to reach their goals by confronting and overcoming the challenges in their lives. I am flexible in my working modality, as I have been trained in a wide variety of therapeutic framework. However,  I tend to favour a psychodynamic approach to psychotherapy, which involves exploring clients’ difficulties indepth, in a way that has the potential to create profound and sustained change. I use both short term and long-term approaches depending on the need at the time. I enjoy working with adolescents (14+) as well as adults both individually or in group settings.

  • Psychodynamic
  • Experience in working with adolescents (14+), adults and couples
  • Interest in Anxiety, depression, grief and bereavement, relationship and marital issues, trauma and adjustment to life challenges.
  • Experience in career counselling and development
  • English and Sipedi

Availability

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 16:00-19:00
(Flexible times)

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Counselling Psychologist

I am a registered Counselling Psychologist and work predominantly from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy perspective to help individuals navigate through various areas of growth and challenges. I am a passionate individual who loves to create a space that is authentic and non-judgemental so that my clients have the freedom to explore and express themselves. I enjoy to collaboratively work with clients, and although I primarily work from a CBT model, I draw from a range of therapeutic modalities based on the needs and goals of the client.

I provide individual and couples therapy and have experience working with children (8+), adolescents, and adults. I have a special interest in issues such as:

·      Anxiety-related disorders
·      Disordered eating and nutrition

·      Type 2 diabetes self-management 
·      Substance use
·      Self-harming
·      Depression
·      Interpersonal difficulties
·      Identity and self-esteem

·     LGBTQ+

I obtained my undergraduate, Honours and Master’s degree from the North-West University. I then completed my internship at the Counselling and Career Development Unit at the University of Witwatersrand, where I gained experience in working with diverse clients that presented with a wide range of difficulties. I have been part of the Rivonia therapy team for the past 5 years and am currently also a lecturer in Psychology at the University of Pretoria.

Fluent in English and Afrikaans

Availability

Monday and Wednesday 09h00 to 18h00

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Counselling Psychologist

I am an HPCSA registered Counselling Psychologist. I am passionate about empowering people to live their lives with insight, peace and contentment. As such, I aspire to provide a warm, supportive and open environment that is non-judgmental. My general approach to treatment is guided by my client’s needs, however, I primarily work from a narrative orientation. This means, I work collaboratively with my clients to externalize their problems or challenges, helping them to deconstruct the problematic story so we can begin to reconstruct it. This allows the client to identify their innate skills, talents, strengths and resources so they may call upon them more consciously when needed.

I have experience in working with individual adults, adolescents and couples around issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, bereavement and relationship difficulties. I have a special interest in couple’s/marriage therapy and counselling. As such, I use the Gottman Method of couple’s therapy in my work with couples. I have completed level 1 training in the Gottman Method Couple’s Therapy and am currently registered for level 2.

I obtained my undergraduate, Honours and Master of Social Sciences degree from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. I then completed my internship at the Student Support services of Durban University of Technology, where I gained experience in working with clients that presented with a wide spectrum of difficulties.

“The beauty and the pain of our lives is that the experiences we go through are open to interpretation. We can interpret any experience in a way that causes us to suffer, or we can interpret it in a way that allows us to comprehend its beauty” -Teal Swan

  • 8-years experience as a Counselling Psychologist
  • Practice primarily from a narrative and collaborative modality
  • Internationally certified as a Gottman level 1 couple’s therapist
  • Interest in couple/marriage therapy, interpersonal/relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, life adjustments and personal growth  
  • Fluent in English and Shona

Availability

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11h00 to 19h00
Tuesday and Thursday 08h00 to 16h00
Saturday 08h00 to 13h00

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Intern Educational Psychologist

I am an HPCSA registered intern Educational Psychologist passionate about the holistic wellbeing of every individual. I love creating a space that allows my clients to grow in their true authentic joyful self. As such, as a psychotherapist, I seek to facilitate the growth of my clients by providing a warm, supportive and non-judgmental space for my client to freely express themselves, feeling heard and understood and; being empowered to live in confidence and peace. I enjoy working collaboratively with my clients to assist them in obtaining their goals. I primarily work from a Psychodynamic-orientated approach however, I draw from a range of therapeutic modalities based on their needs and goals, ensuring a tailor-made therapeutic journey with every client.

I have experience in working with individual adults, adolescents, and children around a variety of issues such as: learning/scholastic difficulties, anxiety, personal growth challenges, depression, self-harm, life adjustment difficulties, trauma, stress, bereavement, relationship/ interpersonal difficulties and play therapy for children (5+). 

I obtained my undergraduate, Honours and Master of Educational Psychology degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand. I then completed my internship at the Centre for Psychological Services and Career Development at the University of Johannesburg, where I gained experience working with clients that presented with a wide spectrum of difficulties.

  • Trained in Psychodynamic Theory, CBT, DBT, Interpersonal Pattern Analysis (IPA), Art Therapy and a number of therapeutic modalities.
  • Experience in working with adults, adolescents, and children.
  • Experience in working with individuals and families.
  • Experience in conducting assessments: Career Assessments, Concessions, and full Psycho-Educational assessments.
  • Interest in Learning/Scholastic difficulties, Assessments, Anxiety, Depression, Interpersonal Difficulties, Family Conflict,  and Self-esteem difficulties.
  • Fluent in English