My Approach

“My approach to every client is individualised and customised to their specific needs and the unique relationship that we co-create.”

My worldview is a mix of different ways of thinking about the world, mainly ecological, systemic and relational – a result of the unique mix of my training, experience and own history. Within this view, I use a combination of both well-practiced and innovative theories, methods and tools. These include Solution-focused, Structural and Strategic Systemic, Holistic, Person-Centred, Positive Psychology, CBT, Mindfulness and Psychodynamic approaches.

 

Reflecting on my practice over the past few years. . .

 

In my case I often find it difficult to distinguish how one event or series of events in my life directly lead to or enhanced my ability, willingness and keenness to do or be involved in something.  Rather for me, the experience is less causal and much more interactional and circular and can be described on many different levels of logical typing.  So let me try and punctuate somewhat sensibly.  My interest in an ecosystemic metaview of the world, an understanding beyond some internal construct to interactional, familial, communal, societal and cultural multiviews, has been a recurring theme in my life for many years as I struggled to make sense of ‘me’ and how I was experiencing (experience-in) the world and how these things provided meaning.  The way of thinking was not always called that – ecosystemic metaview.  This handy label I found during my course at UNISA.  For two years at UNISA I was engaged in developing increased flexibility and adaptability in ways of thinking, co-constructing.  Reflecting on my practice – this engagement provided (activated?) me with responsible and innovative ways in which I can enter different systems and contexts, and apparently bring about change. And hopefully my clients also have a sense of movement, of fun, of exploration, of laughter, of tears – a humbling experience for me in being allowed to walk with them for a short while on their journeys!

I offer the following services to individuals, couples, families, groups, companies and NGO's:

psychotherapy
counselling
life coaching
training

My work has included assisting clients with:

  • Challenges of life, including life stage changes and addiction.
  • Personal development and growth.
  • Personal mental health concerns, including depression and anxiety.
  • Difficulties in intimate, social, work, and family relationships.
  • Difficulties in intimate, social, work, and family relationships.
  • Sexuality and gender diversity issues, including LGBT concerns.

Health Professions Council of South Africa:
Registration number PS 0057843

Board of Healthcare Funders:
Practice number 0580635

Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA)

International Association of Applied Psychology

International Psychology Network

Please note that during the National COVID-19 Lockdown, I am offering online therapy. Feel free to Book an Appointment