Counselling Psychology

Are you considering councelling for yourself, with a loved one or for your family as a whole and not sure if it's right for you?  If you or a loved one are struggling with anxiety, deppression, anger, grief or parenting and behavioural issues, therapy is the right choice.

You might be asking yourself,
"Do I need therapy?"

Your emotional and mental wellbeing plays a large part in your overall happiness, quality of life, as well as your spiritual and even physical health. 

The process of therapy entails, getting to know yourself, learning how to examine and dismantle problems and with the help of your therapist, gain the skills to effectively communicate with others, identify areas in your life where you have the ability and opportunity to reshape yourself.  You'll learn how to objectively start seeing patterns and actively understand their causes.

Most people whom start therapy, usually go in thinking that through therapy they will get rid of aspects of themselves or their loved ones of that which they do not like.  The truth is that it is an process, it's an opportunity that you award yourself with to shape and re-shape yourself for your own betterment.  It's also one of the best journeys you can take yourself on.

Therapy is one of the best journeys you can take yourself on.

Therapy and Methodology

The goal of the method of therapy I provide is to teach you the necessary skills to be able to identify your thoughts and behaviour, see them for what they are and 
understand their causes; you will also learn how to communicate effectively within your relationships.

Conditions that people commonly get treatment for:

  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Behavioral issues
  • Bereavement
  • Burnout
  • Conflict Management
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional / Sexual Abuse
  • Insomnia
  • Parental Guidance
  • Personal & Professional Relationships
  • Preparation for change
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Sexual issues
  • Suicidal toughts
  • Trauma
Children grow up in an incredibly complex world, children's play therapy can be used to provide guidance and support to your child and to yourself as a parent.  Chidren's play therapy includes a variety of methods, such as non-directive play a method used to help children communicate their inner experiences through the use of toys and play. 

Directive play
, where the therapist holds structured activities by providing selected play materials and encouraging the child to use them in the enactment of “pretend” situations and the expression of feelings.  

Filial therapy
a method by which your therapist teaches and supervises child-centred play sessions engaging both the child and yourself as a parent(s) thereby engaging parents as partners in the therapeutic process.  Lastly, Sand Tray therapy - this technique facilitaites healing in children, allowing them to express their thoughts and feelings when words alone are not enough.
Couples Therapy / Counselling helps you as a person to learn how to communicate effetively as well as disagree effectively with your partner.  It also gives you the opportunity to transform yourself from a self-centred mindset perspective of decision making, towards a perspective of making couple-based decisions, taking into account your partner's thoughts and feelings.   

Learn how to identify habbits and patterns within your relationship that are destructive or damaging to your relationship.  Increase the strengh of  trust between yourself and your partner and gain a deeper understanding of each other's needs and wants.

I provide all my clients with various techniques that are easy to implement in your relationship that will help you to achieve a new level of balance in your relationship.
Family Therapy is a great way to improve communication between parents and children, it provides you with a structured space in which to discuss and express thoughts and feelings in a respectful manner.

When if comes to family counselling my methods include Internactive / interactional, person centred therapy as well as systemic family therapy.  Hereby I can assist members of a family understand each other better, change negative behaviours and resolve conflicts. It is appropriate for all ages.

Life frequently demands more and more of us and can often have a negative effect on our emotional wellbeing, individual counselling can provide you with the tools needed to achieve and maintain emotional wellbeing in life. 

When it comes to individual therapy, I work with you one-on-one.  Methods I use among others include CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical behavioural therapy).  By making use of CBT you are able to learn to recognise your behaviour patterns and identify the thought process behind your decisions. Through challenging decisions, you will enable yourself to re-establish control in your life. As for DBT - The term "dialectical" comes from the idea that bringing together two opposites in therapy -- acceptance and change -- brings better results than either one alone.

It is my goal to work with you and provide you with objective counselling and support throughout the duration of your therapy, helping you to reach a state of personal growth and maintain your emotional wellbeing.

Call me and get your intake session booked, typically intake sessions for couples & families are 1 hour 30min, for individuals 1 hour and for children's therapy only 30min.  Councelling session durations thereafter are typically 45min.

Psychological Assessments


I offer a range of psychometric / psychological assessments as I am not only a clinical psychologist but also an independent psychometrist.  A few of the assessments provided include but are not limited to the following:
  • Cognitive functioning (neurological functioning) both screening and full assessments.
  • Emotional functioning.

  • School assessments.

  • Screenings for mental disorders.

  • Employee / industry assessments.

Psychometric testing can be used for:
Psychometric or Aptitude tests are often used in the recruitment process and allow employers to assess the candidate's intelligence, skills and personality.  These tests can also be used for children and adolecents when determining their aptitude.  Certain tests can also be applied to screen for mental disorders.