I believe strongly that people, through language and reflection, can step outside themselves and change their worlds. I enjoy helping people discover and use their strengths to learn new ways of being in the world that will improve their lives.
With most things in life, one size does not fit all and this is true for individuals seeking help for their mental well-being. Everyone is unique in the challenges they face or goals they want to achieve.
Together we will find some answers to help you on your journey. We will explore a variety of tried and tested techniques including client centered, cognitive behavioural, psycho-dynamic theory to find the right fit for you.
Most importantly, you will be provided with a safe and secure environment to express yourself and your needs and you will have someone to help and support you in whatever challenges you face or goals you strive to achieve.
I prefer to use psychodynamic theory to help clients understand how their circumstances and personal difficulties have developed over time and support the idea that in therapy healing happens as part of the therapeutic relationship.
I have also been trained in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and will, at the start of a client’s journey with me, discuss an approach that will best suit each client.
I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in South Africa. I have practiced for 20 years in variety of contexts in South Africa, England and New Zealand including local mental health services, government organisations, private practice, the military, and secure forensic services.
My experience includes working with individuals, groups, and organisations. I have supervised other psychologists and trained intern psychologists. I have managed teams and consulted at a senior level in large organisations.
I have lived in New Zealand for over ten years with my wife and two kids.