I offer brief and long-term psychodynamic therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. This is an insight-based approach that aims to develop a capacity to be self-reflective and have a better understanding around the reason(s) for one's problems, and translate the insight into a capacity to cope with current and future difficulties. To enable this process, I offer a secure and consistent environment to permit safe expression of painful or shameful feelings or fantasies, impulses and memories.
In addition, more structured CBT and DBT methods may be adopted if it is the most effective approach for any given difficulties.
I facilitate different kinds of groups from psychodynamic or dialectical behavioural approaches for adults and adolescents for varying purposes. The purpose of group work is to equip individuals with active coping skills or to help them gain insight to help them grow emotionally and solve personal problems in a supportive space. Unlike the two-person relationship between client and therapist in individual therapy, group therapy offers multiple relationships to assist the individual in growth and problem solving.
The purpose of couples therapy is to restore a better level of functioning in couples who experience relationship distress. The reasons for distress can include poor communication skills, incompatibility, or a broad spectrum of psychological disorders that include domestic violence, alcoholism, depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. The focus of couples therapy is to identify the presence of dissatisfaction and distress in the relationship, and to devise and implement a treatment plan with objectives designed to improve or alleviate the presenting symptoms and restore the relationship to a better and healthier level of functioning. Couples therapy can assist persons who are having complaints of intimacy, sexual, and communication difficulties.
I offer psycho-educational workshops geared towards increasing awareness around mental health and personal well-being for schools, businesses, and organisations.
My fees are closely aligned with medical aid rates and, depending on your particular plan, you should be able to claim the majority of the fee back. Generally it is expected that you pay at the time of the consultation, or at the end of the month, whichever arrangement is agreed to. For current fees please feel free to contact me.
Based on how much you may be able to afford, group therapy may be a more feasible option than individual therapy as the rates are lower. A group may sound daunting, however you may contact me and I can assist to see if a group process may be a beneficial for you.