assists in maintaining, improving and even creating our mental well-being. Increasing numbers of people approach therapists and counsellors simply ‘to talk things through.’ Thanks to campaigning, general awareness and maybe increased stress and isolation, we have started seeing our mental health in a new light. We have come to realise that we can manage our well-being positively. We’re not just victims of circumstance. So whether you want to do no more than make sense of your life at this point, or explore ways of establishing your wellness and therewith grow mentally, or address a specific mental health concern, consider this an invitation to contact me.
I have 25 years’ varied experience in practice, Bachelor degrees in Divinity and Law, a Masters degree in Family Therapy and a PhD in Systemic Therapy and Mindfulness. As a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I am suitably qualified, adhere to a professional Code of Ethics, all my work is supervised and I am enrolled for Continuing Professional Development.
Anxiety, ADHD, Aspergers, depression, relationships, divorce, couples counselling, bereavement, parental difficulties and trauma are some of the areas of concern I encounter in practice. Please look at my blog under Psychotherapy for more themes.
I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate.
My clients expect me to work clinically, intuitively and compassionately with the best research based approaches available to us today. In the course of our meetings I will engage with a variety of theories most suited to my client’s needs. As an outsider and a listener, I use my relative objectivity to help my clients see that they are, and always have been, more than the narratives that may be limiting them.
My point of departure with regard to mental health is systemic. I take your physical, emotional and social dynamics into account – the bigger picture. Aware of the complexity of our life-giving systems I work collaboratively with you as the expert of your life, rather than intrusively. In this regard, I like to remind myself of the lady who pays the new doctor a visit and on enquiring about her ailment, he is surprised by her knowledge of the field. Wondering about the source of her expertise he cautions her not to be misled by internet sources but rather to trust a doctor’s decade of training. She responds wryly: ‘Doctor, I think your decade blinds you to my lifetime of living with this ailment.’
“My intention is simply to create a space wherein people can explore and foster their strengths in growing through the challenges they face.”Dr Herman Holtzhausen
I work with whatever burdens you: anxiety, body image, depression, relationships, loss, separation, trauma and more. Here you will find my blog on therapy.
Consultations are available daily from 8am – 8pm and are flexible, depending on the nature of your needs. Please enquire about online consultations.
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