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Climbing steps

I trained at Wits University where I qualified with my Masters in clinical psychology. I'm currently completing my PhD in Psychology, also at Wits University. My research topic is weight loss in men, and straddles the areas of masculinity, weight loss, psychoanalysis, and social constructionism. I'm registered as an independent practitioner with the HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa), the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council of the United Kingdom), and the BHF (Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa).

I completed my internship in the psychotherapy ward at Tara hospital, and the adult psychiatric unit at Charlotte Maxeke. My community service year took place at the Children's unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital. I've worked as a clinical psychologist in the psychiatric ward and psychology departments at Leratong hospital on the Westrand. Here I conducted risk assessments, provided in- and outpatient psychotherapy, and co-coordinated the Busy Bees Autism Clinic, and the parental education and support groups at the Neonatal follow-up clinic. I've worked at the district level, in a number of the state clinics in and around Johannesburg where I provided psychotherapy to adults and children, and psychotherapy supervision to intern psychologists. I've also provided psychology services including individual and group psychotherapy, and criminogenic assessments to offenders at the Department of Correctional Services.

I am trained in and work from a psychodynamic standpoint. Psychodynamic theory views the person as a collection of conscious (within awareness), preconscious (the transitional area between awareness and nescience), and unconscious (out of awareness). The unconscious impacts any given person's world-view, colours how they see and engage in their relationships and influences the day-to-day decisions they make. One of the primary goals of psychodynamic psychotherapy is to bring unconscious operations of the mind in to view.

I'm particularly interested in working with relationship difficulties. These may include difficulties between romantic partners, difficulties with children or step-children, or broader issues related to family or community. I'm also very interested in issues related to weight management, specifically in relation to obesity. I'm able to manage a wide variety of problems though, including acute traumatic experiences such as crime exposure, loss of loved ones, the effects of divorce or significant separations, parental difficulties, sexuality and gender identity issues, depression, anxiety and substance use issues.

My practice is primarily aimed at adults, couples and parents.

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