The following services are offered in Kloof and Durban North:
- Running Therapy
- Career and Subject Choice Assessment
- Psychotherapy and Counselling Support
- Couples Counselling
- Play Therapy
Supportive online counselling is available to help people cope during the coronavirus pandemic.
Running Therapy is a relatively new method of counselling that involves talking about your problems one-on-one with a therapist while going for a walk/run. Like all counselling it is “client-centred”, which means you set the pace and the agenda.
Running therapy is open to anyone who needs to talk about themselves and is looking for a novel way to do so.
Career Counselling and Subject Choice
We offer a comprehensive career assessment package for people at any stage of their career. For scholars we offer assessments to assist with matric subject choice.
Match career with interests, life goals, values, aptitudes and personality – i.e. things that are known to affect career satisfaction across the life span.
Enhance self-knowledge and support decision-making.
Includes an initial counselling session, feedback session, comprehensive standardised testing, and a full feedback report.
The cost of the assessment is R3800 if it is claimed from medical aid or paid by EFT, or R2700 for cash settlement at the first session.
Psychotherapy and Counselling Support (available to children and adults)
Support for life challenges and change:
- Divorce (parents or children)
- Relocation or job change
- Relationship and family problems
- Workplace stress, retrenchment, etc.
Treatment for mental health concerns:
- Anxiety / panic, etc.
Trauma counselling following accidents, crime, job loss, abuse, rape, etc.
Couples counselling and pre-marriage counselling
The Psychotherapy Process: At the first meeting, you can expect to talk in detail about yourself, your personal history, and your reasons for coming for help. This is so that we can explore the problem and context in detail to ensure that we understand it fully. Psychotherapy is not a quick fix, and you will very likely need to come for a number of sessions until you feel sufficiently helped. In most instances you can expect to attend one session per week, at the same time each week. How long we carry on meeting depends on your goals and the progress you feel you have made towards those goal. The process of the therapy is always open to discussion, and it is important that you share your thoughts and feelings about the process with me.
An excellent and helpful series of short articles about psychotherapy can be found here: https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/understanding-psychotherapy
Coronavirus pandemic support services
During the coronavirus pandemic we are required to practice social distancing, and are dealing with fears and anxieties regarding an uncertain future. For many people, social distancing means the loss of important coping structures in their lives, for example socializng, gym, work, school, etc.
This situation can lead people more vulnerable to depression, anxiety, or substance abuse. Proactive supportive counselling an help boost resilience and enhance coping skills.
I am available to engage face-to-face and online (via Skype or Zoom) throughout this crisis. Normal rates and processes apply. Please email me for more information.
The following WHO webpage contains useful resources for positive coping: http://www.emro.who.int/mnh/publications/mental-health-support-during-covid-19.html?format=html