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- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
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I am a HCPC-registered counselling psychologist and BABCP-accredited CBT therapist with experience of working in a variety of mental health settings in the UK and South Africa. I primarily work with professionals, experiencing a range of anxiety and mood concerns.
My early career was at the University of Stellenbosch’s student counselling services, a multi-cultural setting where many of my clients were from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. I also worked in health settings, with clients with HIV/AIDS, often within the context of significant systemic challenges.
I currently offer online appointments only and in normal times, my private clinics are in Canary Wharf and Bloomsbury, serving professionals presenting with a range of mental health concerns. I am also employed at UCL, one of the UK’s top universities, working with tallented students of diverse nationalities, often experiencing severe mental health concerns in a highly competitive environment.
These varied experiences have taught me to appreciate the beauty and strength of the human spirit amidst difficult circumstances and the value of a nurturing, yet pragmatic approach in fostering resilience when things become overwhelming.
I am passionate about helping my clients to overcome their difficulties, to actualise their potential to live successful, fulfilling lives. My seven years of training as a Psychologist and further training in CBT helped me to develop a deep appreciation of issues across the life span and experience of working with adolescents, working age adults, older adults and clients with various disabilities. I was trained in several therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioural therapy, person-centred therapy, psychodynamic therapy and solutions-focussed therapy. I have since specialised in cognitive behavioural therapy, and hold a PGDip in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment from the University of Reading.
I predominantly work in an evidence-based way, drawing on proven cognitive behavioural therapy methods. I also make use of my psychodynamic training to formulate a nuanced understanding of clients’ difficulties and foster appropriate reflection of the impact of the past on the here and now, in the context of a therapy which remains oriented towards reaching your goals.
Please contact me to explore working together on helping you reach your goals.
Areas of interest
General adult mental health; Adolescent mental health; Disability and rehabilitation; Work-related stress; Major trauma; Depression; Anxiety disorders; Phobia; Panic; Insomnia; Aspergers; Gender issues; Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Psychosis; Eating disorders; Pain; Somatic complaints; Irritable bowel syndrome; Body image / body dysmorphia; Low self-esteem; Bereavement; Relationship issues; Fatigue;
Alcohol / drug dependency; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); HIV / AIDS; Adjustments to medical diagnosis and illness; Individual therapy; Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Mindfulness-based therapy; Behavioural activation
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Neurological disorders
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Physical disability
- Accident injury
- Fertility disorders
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Afrikaans - Native or bilingual
- French - Fluent
- German - Conversational
- PG Dip in Evidence-Based Psychotherapy University of Reading 2016
- MA Counselling Psychology University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) 2004
- 16:30 - 21:00
- 07501 300697
- 08:00 - 21:00
- 07501 300697
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Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
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