About Our Psychologist
I am a Clinical Psychologist based in Johannesburg. I graduated with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology as well as Honours degree in Psychological Counselling from the University of South Africa. In addition to these, I have a BA degree in Communication from the University of South Africa and a University diploma in Education from the University of Bophuthatswana (currently North-West University). I have experience working with people of all ages as a clinical psychologist, educator, and school principal. My experience as a clinical psychologist includes having worked at Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital in Krugersdorp and at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital. I am a registered member of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).
There are many approaches to psychotherapy and I have had experience applying various theories such as Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. I use a theory of psychotherapy as a roadmap to guide me through the process of understanding clients and their problems so as to develop goals for therapy. My main approach is Family Systems Theory which views an individual or group as its own ecosystem with many moving parts that affect each other. A system is characterized by a group of parts that interact to form a coherent whole. Changes in one component of a system will affect other components as well as the overall entity. In family systems therapy, familial relationships, patterns, communication, and behaviours are examined within and beyond the therapy session, allowing the therapist and other family members to observe how certain behaviours could be impacting the family. Systems theory is not only applied to individuals, couples, and families, but also to organizations, communities, or businesses to help groups gain insight into how each member’s role within a group may affect its functionality.
Guiding you on the path of Self-Healing
I offer a wide variety of psychological services including psychotherapy.
Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is used to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing. Research shows that most people who receive psychotherapy experience symptom relief and are better able to function in their lives.Psychotherapy has been shown to improve emotions and behaviors and to be linked with positive changes in the brain and body. The benefits also include fewer sick days, less disability, fewer medical problems, and increased work satisfaction. I use evidence-based approach to help my clients attain their desired well-being.
Find Self Love, Live Better
“When we are no longer able to change the situation, we are challenged to change ourselves”. Victor Frankl