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I Work With Individuals, Couples, Families, & Groups

My Approach & Values

I am a registered Clinical Psychologist (HPCSA PS 0130923) and my practice is based in Melville. As a Psychologist I prescribe to an integrative therapeutic approach, meaning I tailor my therapeutic approach around the specific needs of each individual client. I am bilingual and fluent in both English and Afrikaans. I completed a BA and Honours degree from the University of Pretoria as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). I worked as a teacher at two prestigious High Schools in Pretoria as part of my PGCE course practical training. I completed my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology through the University of Johannesburg in 2015.

As an intern, I worked at Johannesburg Metro Community Clinics and Helen Joseph Hospital. During my community service year, I worked for the West Rand Community Clinics District. In both my Internship and Community Service years I gained practical experience working in in-patient and out-patient settings. I also worked closely with multi-disciplinary teams of Doctors, Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, and Psychiatric Nursing staff to provide the best care for both in-patient psychiatric patients and to provide follow up care for out-patients. In all of these settings, I worked with adults, adolescents, and children.  

Since starting private practice in 2017 I have mostly worked with Adults and Adolescents. I  also worked with Elderly patients in a Psycho-geriatric practice at Akeso Clinic Parktown in 2019. Since 2018 I work  as a Trauma ICU Psychologist at Netcare Milpark Hospital as well as in private practice. I have developed an interest in Trauma Psychology and Psycho-oncology (Psychology of Cancer). I however work with a variety of different Psychological problems and topics in my private practice. 

 

Education Background

University of Pretoria
Baccalaureus Artium (BA)
2010

University of Pretoria
Bachelor of Social Sciences Honours
with a specialization in Psychology
2011

University of Pretoria
Post Graduate Certificate in Education – Senior Phase
2012

University of Johannesburg
Magister Artium in Clinical Psychology
2015

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is what I discuss confidential?
Yes, the content of your session is not released to any person or organization without your permission. Not even the fact that you are a client is confirmed if someone asks.

However, there are several exceptions to confidentiality with a psychologist. For example, if a child is in need of protection or if someone is in immediate physical danger, psychologists are legally required to take action to prevent this from happening – even if it requires breaking confidentiality. In rare cases, a psychologist may have to disclose confidential information if he /she is subpoenaed to testify in court.

What problems do people seek help for?
People seek help from Clinical Psychologists for a wide range of concerns. For example:

Difficulties with anxiety, Insomnia and sleep problems, depression, stress, low self esteem and confidence, chronic fatigue, school problems (e.g., school refusal, bullying, exam stress) grief and loss, relationship and family problems, sexuality, alcohol and substance use, self harm, anger, eating disorders, phobias, obsessive-compulsive problems and more.

How often will I need to attend sessions?
Mostly sessions are held on a weekly basis. This is preferable, especially initially, in order to gain and maintain momentum with therapeutic gains. However, this can be discussed and the frequency of sessions is likely to change over time. This will depend on the nature of the issues involved and the stage of therapy.
What are your fees?

For medical Aid patients I claim directly, with most medical aids and standard medical aid rates apply. Cash fee (without medical aid) is R800 for a 60-90 minute session. I also claim directly from most medical aids if clients have the necessary funds available for psychological services.

What will my first session be like?
The initial session is an opportunity to settle into therapy. I will guide the discussion by asking you questions to help you build a stronger sense of what you’ve been experiencing in your life, what’s on your mind and what you’re hoping to get out of therapy.

During this meeting, I will share my initial impressions and recommendations for the next steps to take.

Get In Touch

Address

14 Radnor Street, Westdene

Johannesburg, 2092

Phone Number

071 523 3840

Operating Hours

Monday-Friday 09:00am – 19:00pm

Saturday 09:00am – 12:00pm