About me

 

My name is Taryn. I am a clinical psychologist practicing in Kommetjie, Cape Town. I offer therapy to children, adolescents and adults.  I am passionate about my work with my clients and am continually inspired by the power of the therapeutic relationship. 

I have gained experience (including neuropsychological and psychometric assessments) in a wide range of settings working with a variety of issues. I obtained a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology (with distinction) from the University of Cape Town. I was fortunate to do my training at the Child Guidance Clinic, where I primarily assisted children and their families struggling with learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties. I gained further clinical experience through rotations at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital and Groote Schuur Hospital. I completed my community service year at Stanger Hospital (KZN).

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I primarily follow an integrative psychodynamic approach to therapy, but draw on principles and skills from other therapeutic approaches (such as CBT, DBT & BWRT) according to the unique needs of each individual.

 

I am registered with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) & Cape Town Psychoanalytic Self Psychology Group