Werner Briedenhann

Let's Untangle

 

Although I am a psychologist, I am human, just like you. I understand that life is difficult and can be overwhelming. We tend to get caught up in unhelpful ways of thinking, behaving and relating to ourselves and others. I can provide a therapeutic space to help you understand yourself better.

 

Everyday difficulties I work with

I work with a range of people from a variety of backgrounds to help them flourish again. I have experience in working with:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • grief and loss
  • substance use and addiction
  • adjustment difficulties
  • identity issues
  • LGBTQ+ related challenges

 

Therapy

I work with a range of people from a variety of backgrounds to help them flourish again.

I believe having a good and honest relationship with ourselves and others is the starting point for change. That’s what therapy provides, a space to talk honestly and openly about our feelings and problems as well as an opportunity to discover more about ourselves.

Sometimes all we need is to talk to someone to gain clarity and find an answer we were searching for and sometimes we need more. I bring skills to therapy to help you explore, understand, accept, and change. I believe we are complex beings and therefore work from an integrative and holistic therapeutic approach. I work with you as a person despite the challenges you face.

Therapy is also a two way street. Our therapeutic relationship is the catalyst for change. I reflect on this relationship and will share this with you.

 

Therapeutic approach

My approach to therapy is integrative. This means I draw on a variety of therapeutic modalities to tailor sessions to your needs. I integrate components from a variety of therapies which include:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Solution Focussed Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic orientated therapies

Central to my therapeutic approach is our therapeutic relationship as for some clients it will be the first good relationship they ever encountered.

 

About me

My work experience ranges across different cultures, nationalities, sexual orientations and age ranges. Although a large portion of my work consists of seeing adult clients, I have experience in working with children and adolescents. Please enquire if you would like to know more about therapy for children and adolescents.

As a migrant to New Zealand I also understand the difficulties of moving from one country to another. Therapy is good place to explore the challenges of adapting to life in your new home.

 

Supervision services

I provide supervision for psychologists and other mental health professionals.

 

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Clinical Psychologist
- Member NZ Psychological Society (MNZPsS)

Q Qualifications

- Master of Arts (Clinical Psychology)
- Bachelor of Arts Honours (Psychology)
- Bachelor of Commerce (Behavioural Sciences)

Q Languages

English
Afrikaans

Q Appointments

- Weekdays.
- Evening appointments are available but limited. Please contact the practice for more detail.

Q Fees

- Please contact me to enquire about fees.
- Payment can be made by Eftpos, cash.

Q Cancellations

Please note cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before the appointment time, otherwise full payment is required.