Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Group Analyst in Cape Town
Deciding to enter psychotherapy (or psychoanalysis) is a significant step and you should be proud of considering positive changes in your life. Since therapy demands commitment, time, money, and energy it is important to choose a professional that is right for you. I see adults and older adolescents for in-depth individual and group psychotherapy. These approaches aim for lasting psychological growth and help with a variety of psychological challenges including anxiety, depression, and repetitive interpersonal difficulties. They work best when a person is ready and prepared to enter an open and honest process of self-reflection with another committed human being.
While the internet has made it easier to find a therapist, it has also created new difficulties. How do you choose? Many people search websites without necessarily understanding the differences between therapists or their varied approaches. To add to the complexity some therapists sell themselves by writing what they expect you will want to hear, this can be misleading. I have tried to avoid this by describing the work as objectively as I can and by answering some of the more common questions that I receive.
I am a qualified psychoanalyst, group analyst and clinical psychologist in Kenilworth in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. Please call me during office hours to make an appointment. I always begin with an assessment, so we can take some time to think about what will be best for you. If I am unable to help I will do my best to direct you to someone who can.
If you have questions about psychotherapy, psychoanalysis or seeing a therapist that are not addressed by this site, please contact me and I will do my best to answer. I may post your question and the answer back to this site so that others interested in these answers might also benefit. I, unfortunately, can't provide personal advice or therapy via email.