Our unique experiences shape how we perceive and manage our emotions and relationships. Sometimes, the ways we develop in order to help us cope result in distress, and may have negative consequences for our relationships and our ability to function in other areas of our lives. I provide a warm, non-judgemental and safe space where we work together to develop an understanding of who you are and why you may be struggling at this time. A deeper understanding facilitates new ways of responding, which alleviates suffering and allows us to better navigate life’s highs and lows.
I provide both short-term therapy to develop coping skills to improve your current functioning, and long-term therapy to assist you to develop a deeper understanding of where your difficulties may come from and how they impact on your life. I also offer play therapy to children struggling with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
I work with individuals (children, adolescents and adults) and with families. I assist those struggling with the following issues:
Anxiety and stress
Addictive behaviours (such as substance use and eating disorders)
Difficulties adjusting to/coping with change or loss
Personal growth and development
Assessment for therapy
The first two to three sessions are an ‘assessment’ for therapy, which basically means that we will make sense of your difficulties and needs and decide if therapy would be beneficial for you. These sessions will also give you an opportunity to decide if you want to undertake a therapeutic process and if you think I will be able to help you. If we decide that therapy would be beneficial, the length, type and focus of therapy will be determined based on your unique needs and goals. Sessions are generally 50 minutes long.
The rate for 2020 is R880 for a 50-minute session (EFT + cash payments and submissions to medical aids).
Please contact me by phone or email if you have any questions or if you would like to arrange a first session.