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 and Counseling Psychologist in private practice. Helping struggling individuals find fulfillment in their personal lives through best practice and evidence based psychotherapeutic techniques. Assisting individuals (children, teens and adults), couples, families and groups in their journey. In addition, clinical supervision, stress management, dealing with burnout and group talks. Take a look around the 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.
Now servicing South Africa
Marteleze van Graan
Food For Thought
I recently contributed to an article on Work From Home Burnout, which many people have been experiencing since COVID-19 took centre stage. To see the original article, take a look at Just Breathe, Digital Magazine Sian Green | Clinical Psychologist Burnout is often misunderstood and downplayed in this world of Productivity = Success. But it is real Read more about WFH Burnout[…]
Original publication: Just Breathe Digital Magazine, Issue 2 , June 2020 https://www.just-breathe.biz/ Sian Green | Clinical Psychologist What the hell happened. A ball of pandemic stricken anxiety just slam dunked me smack bang in the face… Anxiety is often seen as a dirty beast that needs to be abolished, driven to just vanish into thin air! Read more about ANXIETY IN PERSPECTIVE[…]
Let’s talk sex! Come as You Are by Dr Emily Nagoski A stripped down read on female sexuality and sexual functioning. In the book Come as You Are, sex educator Dr Emily Nagoski unpacks female sexual functioning. Talking genitalia, arousal, unhelpful and harmful sexual narratives learnt through childhood. This is a great read for all, Read more about Relationships under lock-down and a splash of sex![…]
Depression in Men or Covert Depression, at it’s core comes to the external expression of psychological symptoms. What does this mean? Well if someone struggles to show emotion, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they are just fine and dandy. They may be showing their symptoms in other ways – external ways! Myself and colleague Marteleze Read more about Depression in Men[…]
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[…]