My approach is focused on working with adults and adolescents in individual and couples therapy. I also provide family therapy. You can expect a safe space where you can talk about your difficulties in a collaborative and personable manner without being judged.
I have been trained in various theoretical orientations and I have extensive experience in cognitive-behavioural therapy, psychodynamic models, systemic theory and mindfulness approaches. I find all the different perspectives invaluable in my work and they are constant roadmaps when I see people in therapy.
I work with people who struggle with mild stressors, to helping people with debilitating problems which really affect their daily living. These could be anything from being depressed or anxious, work stress, relationship problems, difficulties with body-image or healthy eating, trauma, abuse, being at cross-roads or feeling stuck in some way.
People benefit often from the psychotherapy process where they can make significant and beneficial changes in their lives. Therapy supports people to learn about themselves and the obstacles they encounter. People who engage in psychotherapy learn to understand themselves and their circumstances and they learn to make different choices to improve their well-being, their relationships, their communication, their interactions, their health and their emotional intelligence.
The relationship between the therapist and the client is fundamental to the effectiveness of therapy. In order for psychotherapy to facilitate change and meaning, it needs to take place in a relationship that is safe, collaborative and constructive. In order to achieve this, I am deeply committed to offer a space that is encouraging, supportive, non-judgemental and honest and where you can feel safe to talk about the areas in your life where you feel stuck. In order to affect change, feedback is also an important part of psychotherapy and sessions will include feedback in a supportive and kind manner.
Each person is unique and my approach is likely to differ depending on your difficulties and circumstances. For certain clients, longer term therapy may be more effective. Whilst feedback will be provided, decisions will not be made on your behalf as it is an important part of therapy to feel confident in your own choices.
Sessions are initially weekly, but as we make progress we can move into fortnightly sessions.
Rates are well within the medical parameters. The practice is mainly a cash practice, but if it is helpful, accounts can be submitted to your medical aid on your behalf.