Psychologist

Psychologists are often labelled by a variety of not-so-flattering names, such as nutcases, shrinks and head shrinkers... I like to think I’m a little different.  I’m not here to shrink your head – but rather to expand your mind.

I believe I can help you develop your sense of self. To understand why you do the things you do, to build your inter-personal skills, improve your self-esteem, and help you to establish and maintain successful business and social relationships. In short, I want to develop your YOU-Q!

My Approach

If you are reading this, you probably know something about psychology and the different approaches psychologists use in therapy.

I use an eclectic approach in my work - using the best approach for a particular client, based on their particular challenge and set of circumstances.

I draw mostly from Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Existential approaches. I also draw on Cognitive Behavioural Theory, Transactional Analysis, Systems Theory, and am fascinated by Attachment Theory.

Private Practice

I run my private practice from my home in Kloof, Durban, South Africa. This involves:

  • Face to face counselling and therapy with individuals and couples
  • ‘Remote’ counselling with individuals in other parts of the world (talking to them via Skype)

I work with adults, and have experience and an interest in working in the following areas:

  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Interpersonal skills development – EQ skills, communication skills, assertiveness, conflict and negotiation
  • Personal growth – helping people live more effectively
  • Relationships – giving couples the communication and interpersonal skills to enhance and strengthen their relationship
  • Retirement – planning retirement from a psychological perspective
  • Retrenchment – helping individuals adapt to retrenchment and view the future as a new opportunity
  • Self-esteem counselling – helping individuals improve the way they see themselves
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Trauma counselling – counselling after accidents, or crime-related incidents such as hi-jackings, muggings, home invasions etc.

Corporate Consulting

Besides running my private practice, I also consult with a variety of corporate companies.

I am an associate of Maureen Kark and Associates, who run the Employee Wellness Progammes for a number of local and international companies, including Growthpoint Properties, Investec Bank, Novell, Oracle, Pinion and State Street.

I am the Principle Associate in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, and as such oversee the Employee Wellness Programmes at the companies in this province. This involves:

  • Counselling and psychotherapy for employees on an individual basis
  • Running psychological interventions for employees on a group basis
  • Giving talks and presentations 

In my private capacity, I consult to companies and offer psycho-educational interventions when needed - such as trauma counselling, retrenchment counselling and interventions, suicide forums and grief and bereavement forums.

I have worked with the following companies:

  • Alltech Netstar
  • Bytes Communication Systems
  • Bytes Connect
  • Bytes Outsource Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Elgin, Brown & Hamer
  • Gold Circle Racing and Gaming Group
  • Sasol Polymers
  • Tax Integrity
  • Varsity College
  • Voltex Group

Qualifications

Diploma & Degrees

  • Higher Diploma in Education (HDE) (Edgewood College of Education)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (UND)
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Psychology (B.A Hons.) (UND)
  • Master of Arts (Psychology) (M.A.) (UND)

Note: The University of Natal, Durban (UND) is currently known as the University of KwaZulu Natal  (UKZN)

Registered Counselling Psychologist

  • HPCSA Registration Number: PS 0067180
  • Practice Number:0003611

Coaching Qualification

  • Career and Executive Coach : UNISA Organisational Development Department

Professionally Qualified Teacher

  • Teachers' Federal Council Registration Number: R 124102/5

Membership

Certificates

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Higher Diploma in Education (HDE)
Higher Diploma in Education (HDE)
Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA)
Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA)
Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree (BA Hons)
Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree (BA Hons)
Master of Arts Degree (MA Psychology)
Master of Arts Degree (MA Psychology)
Coaching Certificate
Coaching Certificate
Certificate of Merit - Junior Primary Studies
Certificate of Merit
Junior Primary Studies
Certificate of Merit - Educational Psychology
Certificate of Merit
Educational Psychology
Certificate of Merit - Psychology 1B
Certificate of Merit
Psychology 1B
Course Certificate - Presentation Skills
Course Certificate
Presentation Skills
Course Certificate - Solution Focused Brief Approach
Course Certificate
Solution Focused Brief Approach
Course Certificate - Child Trauma Therapy
Course Certificate
Child Trauma Therapy
HPCSA Certificate of Registration - Counselling Psychology
HPCSA Certificate of Registration
Counselling Psychology
PSASA President
PSASA KZN Chapter President's Certificate
PSASA President
PSASA KZN Chapter President's Certificate

 

Getting Started

If you would like to see me as a therapist please contact me to set up an appointment.

Standard Hours

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm
Private practice: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
Corporate consultations: Mondays and Tuesdays

Flexible Hours

Can't make these times?

If you need to see me outside of my standard times, I may be able to schedule sessions to suit you.

Rates

I charge R910 per session.

Different medical aids cover different rates. See below.
Please read my practice details regarding payment.

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