Individual therapy for adults, adolescents and children. I work with a variety of difficulties, helping my clients through life changes, anxiety, self-esteem, abuse. My aim is to assist my clients in healing to the point of feeling better about themselves and their relationships.
Our intimate relationships are often our private worlds which we seldom share. Couples therapy offers a private space to work through the challenges and struggles of ones intimate relationship. I assist couples with communication struggles, disconnection, growing apart, infidelity and sexual dissatisfaction.
Families offer a unique dynamic, both in the individual relationships therein and as a closed group. I assist families in dealing with loss, trauma and illness, assisting with strained relationships, adjusting to changes in the family (divorce, blended families), communication and transitions in life stages. The aim is to experience more satisfactory and rewarding family relationships.
Training for groups, including corporate organizations. I provide customized training for groups. Training is predominantly on soft skills such as interviewing, telephone etiquette, empathy, identifying emotions, stress management, assertiveness skills, leadership training as well as developed on specific request.
Clinical psychologist in private practice in Pretoria. I help struggling individuals find fulfillment in their personal lives through best practice and evidence based psychotherapeutic techniques. I assist individuals (children, teens and adults), couples, families and groups in their journey. In addition, I offer clinical supervision, stress management, dealing with burnout, group talks. Take a look around my site for more information.
I relate therefore I am. Thus, how I impact on you and you impact on me determines the nature and quality of our being
I enjoy explaining the mysteries of the human condition in simple words. I like to help people all over the world feel understood, confront their joys and pains, and be motivated to change. All this gives me energy when I wake up in the morning.
Food For Thought
In 2018 I set out wanting to read a psychology-related book per month. Over the last few years, I found little time to read applied psychology books. I have generally opted for gaining applied knowledge through podcasts, TED talks, social media and so forth. This year was my year of getting back into books (and yes Read more about Sian’s 2018 Recommended Psychology Books[…]
I recently contributed to an article on W24, the article was published on 19 July 2018, below is the article. Credit : W24 and journalist Thobekile Masombuka Please see original article on https://www.w24.co.za/Wellness/Mind/coping-techniques-for-when-you-cant-get-to-a-therapist-20180706 Coping techniques for when you can’t get to a therapist By: Thobekile Masombuka 19 July 2018 Credit: iStock. It’s important to take care Read more about W24 Article: Coping techniques for when you can’t get to a therapist[…]
I recently contributed to an article on ‘Breaking Bad Screen Habits’ which is in the June 2018 Essentials Magazine. The article, written by Leigh Hermon Features writer, is about the influence of tech time on family connections, specially social media and TV dinners. I thoroughly enjoyed contributing to this piece and the challenges that Leigh Read more about Essentials Magazine: Breaking Bad Screen Habits[…]
Crime in South Africa is an all too frequent occurrence. One where people are under threat in their homes, a place meant to be synonymous with safety. Recently Shanda Luyt, a jornalist from Vrouekeur magazine contacted me for input on what she described as an increase of potential victims fighting back when under threat of Read more about Vrouekeur Article: Should you fight back during a robbery[…]
Relationships: Model 2018 Relationships in this day and age are different. What many seek are more meaningful, fulfilling connections within one relationship. As Esther Perel puts it, we expect within one relationship what a village would have previously provided. A More Fulfilling Relationship May Benefit from a New Lens Understanding relationships with a new lens Read more about Couples in Conflict: The Dance and New Steps Forward[…]
Esther Perel, Belgium native living andworking in America, is recognized as a world leader in couples and sexuality and ahead of the game in thinking about intimate relationships across cultures. Author, speaker and trainer with a special focus on couples therapy is providing an online webinar for couples starting April 27, 2018. The webinar specifically Read more about Post-Affair Recovery: Online Webinar with Esther Perel[…]
I recently attended the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA), World Congress in Bangkok, Thailand. With 250 family and interactional therapists from around the world presenting the latest work in the field. It was a wonderful experience of idea sharing, learning and meeting fellow practitioners the world over. Together with a colleague, Larissa Ernst, I presented Read more about International Family Therapy Association: World Congress, Bangkok Thailand 2018[…]
I have been a fan of Brené Brown for some time. She shares views (based on research) on vulnerability, guilt, shame and how to be happy in a practical accessible way. The audiobook version of Brené Brown’s book “The Power of Vulnerability” is quite incredible. This is one of her many books, availability in print and audio. Read more about Brené Brown -The Power of Vulnerability![…]
Understanding and acknowledging emotions in interactions can be really tricky business. I’m sure each of us has experienced responses to emotional stuff in a somewhat unhelpful way. Things like “it will all pass” or “don’t worry” or “just relax”. This is the short cut route to getting a distanced response and probably being on the receiving Read more about Understanding and Acknowledging Emotions[…]
Earlier this week, I had an interview with Zongile Nhlapo, Lifestyle Reporter from the Huffington Post SA, @HuffPostSA about mental health and relationships, particularly sharing your mental health with your partner. The article was published on the Huff Post online publication on 17 October 2017. To see the article on the Huffington Post website, click Read more about Mental Health and Relationships: How to Talk About This[…]